Scientists the world over are scrupulously investigating the role that our microbiome and subsequent functioning of the intestinal lining play in our health and wellbeing. What is the microbiome? It is simply the group of different bacteria, yeast, parasites and protozoa which live on and inside of you in a symbiotic relationship as integral to the human body as food itself.
The current scientific interest in the microbiome is discovering that many of our current ailments, from arthritis, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s, depression, diabetes, asthma and even heart disease have some origins in the gut. This is probably because our gut and the functioning of the gut-lining has a heavy influence on the inflammatory responses which go on throughout the entire body.