Updated: Nov 20, 2019
The community of microorganisms that lives on and inside you is known as the Human Microbiome, and it's becoming very fashionable. Since the invention of soap until now we are bombarded with ways to kill the bacteria, viruses and fungi that call our bodies their home, but now many of us are taking Probiotics, keen to drink beverages made from creepy cultures, eat fermented cabbage AKA Sauerkraut and Kimchi and some people even go as far as popping someone else's fecal matter into their own bodies to increase their amounts of Gut Flora. Prebiotic food is becoming more popular to consume with our Probiotics to help feed the little critters in their new homes.
We have a huge amount of bacteria in our bodies - in fact more bacterial cells than our own human cells!
There is so much more information available about the Microbiome as Scientists research and there will be tons more to come.
Recent discoveries have found that a healthy Microbiome acts like another whole 'system' in the body which is essential to our immune function, digestion, the way we deal with inflammation or toxins and even how we feel emotionally.