Consider the following article:
Revisit gut microbiota and its impact on human health and disease.
Ding, R-X., Goh, W-R., Wu, R-N., Yue, X. , Luo, X., Thwe Khine, W. W., … Lee, Y-K. (2019). Revisit gut microbiota and its impact on human health and disease. Journal of Food & Drug Analysis, 27(3), 623-631.
Our gut microbiome has been shown to be a key modulator of human health. The organisms that are part of our normal gut microflora have been proven to be involved in many aspects of our overall health. There are more microbes in and on us than we have human cells. Not only bacteria, but fungi, viruses and other microbes are present in and on the human body.
For your initial discussion post, research one of the major human diseases, longevity or infant health that have been shown to be impacted by our gut microbiota and tell us your beliefs on the accuracy of the claims. How can we best utilize this knowledge in our own lives? Can we help those we love with their health issues by helping to modify their gut microbiota?