Do you really need your gut microbiota? Well, yes you do. But please continue to read and listen because it may surprise you that we seriously cannot live without our invisible friends.
I first go through some definitions about microbiome versus microbiota and regurgitate an article from the Harvard Magazine. That article (that will give you a detailed overview) can be found here.
The National Institute of Health put out a great article that captures the importance of our gut microorganisms and how it relates to the maintenance of our own health. That article can be found here.
Another Harvard Magazine article talks about the future of health maintenance with regard to something called “precision nutrition”. That article can be found here.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to suggest topics for future episodes, feel free to email me on my website contact page.