Whether we realize it or not, every one of us has an individually unique microbial ecosystem in and on us, a “microbiome,” which is home to more than 100 trillion microbes. In fact, that outnumbers our human cells by roughly ten to one.
And what are all those microbes doing inside and all over our bodies? Well, the good microbes are for the most part hanging out in your gut, supporting your immune system, protecting you from disease, detoxifying your body and possibly even keeping you slim, depending on which microbes your microbiome is hosting.
Read on to discover 9 ways your microbiome influences your health.