What are Microbiome All About?


Bacteria are often associated with diseases. Your genes often describe who will be you. It can determine why you have acnes than others. It is also blamed for having Chron’s disease, PTSD, obesity and similar cases. It is all because of your gut.

The gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria present in your gastrointestinal tract. It has captured the interests of many immunologists. All are interested how guts are related to some diseases, how can it explain them, solve them and many more. A gut is actually a community of bacteria.

Over the past years, researchers are conducting ways to directly pinpoint what are the different functions of microbiome in preventing possible diseases. Microbiome is also responsible for boosting the immune system. Once the study would advance more in the future, there would be no limit in the treatment for the complications for illness prevention.

This news will surely be a good one not just for the medical practitioners, but mostly to the general community. Studies are still in progress regarding the composition of a microbiome. There are bunches of information collected and are devising ways on how to analyze them all.

It is estimated that the world is 5 to 10 years away from discovering and establishing scientifically proven methods on how to make the microbiome be a “real companion” of the body in its fight along with our immune system.

Researches have concluded that not all bacteria are bad or harmful to our health. The presence of good bacteria inside our body will be mutually beneficial. In order to promote good bacteria, eating fiber-rich foods, probiotics drinks, such as yogurt and kefir. Exposure from dogs and dirt can also promote good bacteria. According to recently conducted studies, dirt does not equal diseases. Exposure to antibiotics during childhood may contribute to increased cases of certain diseases as well.