When you think of someone with high blood pressure, diabetes, mental illnesses, or an autoimmune disease – do you automatically think, “I wonder what’s going on in their gut?” Most people don’t, but your gut is considered to be your “second brain” and has many influencers that can affect your health. There are trillions of microbes rummaging around in your gut – this actually a good thing if you keep them healthy! This diverse community of microbes in your gut consists of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites – this is collectively known as your gut microbiota. Your gut microbiota contains around 3.3 million genes within them – this is known as your gut microbiome. Around 99% of these genes come from your gut bacteria – that’s … [Read more...] about Can Gut Bacteria Actually Influence Your Overall Health?