Have you heard of microbiota? This is the ecological community comprising of all microorganisms of both pathogenic and symbiotic constitution existing in the body.
Researchers have come to conclusion that our immunity, mood, heart health and even weight could be dependent on certain microorganisms existing in our body.
Our body’s ecosystem consists of microorganisms which also evolve and help our bodily functions.
It is believed that babies born naturally acquire protective bacteria while passing through the birth canal of their mothers.
On the other hand children born through caesarean section are believed by scientists to have a greater risk of having asthma, mental health problems, allergies, autoimmune diseases and obesity because the useful bacteria is not acquired in the process.
There is a large amount of parasites, yeast and bacteria in our bodies and it is believed that an average adult human being has;
– About 10 trillion human cells
– 100 billion bacteria and yeast
These microorganisms are found in all parts of the body such as the genitals, skin and nose. However, majority of these microorganisms are found in the gut.
The bacteria found in the intestinal tract helps in the digestion of food. They also help in the production of nutrients while they also aid in the expelling harmful toxins from our body.
Causes Of Microbiota Dysfunction
– Prolonged use of antibiotics which kills both harmful and useful bacteria.
– Caesarean section birth.
– Excessive consumption of processed foods.
– Not eating enough vegetables and fruits.
How To Detect Microbiota Issues And Deal With Them
Here are some microbiota dysfunction symptoms in both adults and children:
– Autoimmune problems
– IBD (Irritable bowel disease)
– Behavioral problems
– Insulin resistance
– Mental health problems
You Can Improve The Intestinal Health Of Your Children And Yourself In The Following Ways
– Obtain a pet
– Vaginal delivery
– Don’t play in dirty areas
– Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
– Consume more organic food
– Stay clear of artificial sweeteners
– Avoid fructose in your daily diet
Source: Essential Health Advisor