10 Signs Your Stomach Is Sick And How To Solve It
Microbiota is the ecological community of all microorganisms, both symbiotic and pathogenic which are literally living in our body. Today, scientists believe that the weight, mood, immunity, and even heart health may depend on a crop of useful microorganisms that share our body space.
Microorganisms that are part of our human ecosystem,develop and evolve due to many factors and causes.When we are born, we acquire bacteria from our mother as we pass through the birth canal. If we were born by Caesarean section, we acquire bacteria from the hospital staff, and these bacteria can have great influence to our health.
Scientists say that children born by Cesarean section are at greater risk of obesity, mental health problems, asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases.
Our microbiota grows and changes through our lives and it determines whether we will be healthy or sick.
Given the number of bacteria, yeasts and parasites that we have in our bodies, this is not a surprise.
The average adult has:
- 10 trillion human cells
- 100 billion bacteria and yeast
- billion individual parasites
This large number of bacteria, yeasts and parasites are found everywhere in our body, such as the skin, nose, genitals etc. But most of are localized in the intestines.
The intestinal bacteria help us digest food and produce essential nutrients like vitamin K2 (produced by the bacteria from vitamin K1, which is found in green foods we eat).
They are also responsible for about 25% of our ability to process and eliminate toxins from our body.
While we have about 23,000 genes in human DNA, our microbiota has more than 9 million genes, of which 5 million are duplicates and they participate in many essential chemical processes that are happening in our body.
Evidence continues to grow, and they say: greater diversity of gut bacteria leads to better health and vitality of the person. Studies have shown that people who had more different varieties of intestinal bacteria in their feces, have lower risk of developing diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, mental health problems etc.