Gut Check

Gut Microbiome 101

The gut microbiome is the collection of trillions of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. But what do these microorganisms do? Look no further for your guide to everything you need to know about the gut microbiome – from what it is, to how to look after it!

Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes: What’s the Deal?

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn The gut microbiome is the collection of bacteria, archaea, and eukarya that reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. Due to its roles in a broad range of physiological functions, the gut microbiome is now thought of as an organ …

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Let Us Get to Know Lactobacillus

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Just like you and me, bacteria have families too. One such family is the Lactobacillaceae, a group of bacteria characterized by their lactic acid-producing capabilities. Family members generally share the same characteristics. For example, Lactobacilliceae have the ability to …

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All Wisdom Begins in the Gut

The millions and millions of bacteria that have made themselves comfortable on, around, and inside of us greatly outnumber our own human cells. One could say that it’s a bacterial world and we merely live in it. In recent years, there has been an active spotlight on these trillions of little bugs that live in and on us. Some scientists have even gone on to proclaim this collection of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, also called the microbiome – as the forgotten organ of our bodies! Hippocrates may have known something more than us when he said “All disease begins in the gut”.