The Gut Microbiome- three things you need to know


The gut microbiome consists of millions of microbes in your gut. Microbes are living organisms that are found everywhere in nature. They consist of viruses, fungi, yeast, and bacteria. The microbes that reside in our gut are called the gut microbiome.  It might sound gross, but the truth is that we need our microbiome to live. The population of the microbiome in our gut weighs about 200 g and contains more genes than all the cells in our body. We build our microbiome from the time we are young. Our gut microbiome is affected by the types of food we eat. [...]