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The Microbiome

A recent TED talk on the microbiome said: Your body is full of microorganisms, or bacteria, that make up what’s called your microbiome — the vast, invisible community of microbes found in your body, most of them in your intestines. You have more microbes in your body than human cells — the average person has around 30 trillion human cells — and 40 trillion microbes. All together, they weigh around three pounds, or about as much as your brain.

In the last two decades, microbes have been found to affect how you respond to stress, help you digest food, and fight disease and infection. There are scientific papers on the brain/gut link, as well as linking the microbiome to inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, asthma, autism and memory loss. 

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