Gut Health and #WorldMicrobiomeDay 2020 was June 27 2020.
It came and went and I didn’t know! I love that the Microbiome has its own day!
The human body contains over 10 times more microbial cells than human cells, although the entire microbiome only weighs about 200 grams, with some weight estimates ranging as high as 3 pounds. Some regard it as a “newly discovered organ” since its existence was not generally recognized until the late 1990s and it is understood to have potentially overwhelming impact on human health.
This year at the National Wellness “Virtual” Conference I am presenting about The Microbiome Diet!
Why Should We Care?
Joshua Lederberg coined the term Microbiome, to explain the importance of microorganisms inhabiting the human body in health and disease.
Since its creation in 2018, World Microbiome Day has been launched on all continents to raise awareness to the general public and researchers of the importance of microbial diversity for humans, animals, plants and planet health. #WorldMicrobiomeDay 2020 celebrates the diversity of diet and gut microbiota as a good indicator of better health and well-being.
What Is the Microbiome?
Researchers usually refer to the human microbiome when talking about the entire collection of genes found in all of the microbial cells living in the human body. It is sometimes confused with microbiota, the word used to define the hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in the human body.
Gut Health Tips
The best way to maintain the diversity of your microbiome is
- Eat a varied diet, with both animal and plant-based foods. Data from the American Gut Project has revealed that consuming more than 30 different plant-based foods on a weekly basis is associated with a widely diverse gut microbiota.
- Eat fermented foods containing probiotics, dietary fibers, some of which have prebiotic properties
- Manage stress
- Stay hydrated.
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