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The Gut Microbiome

Since I've been speaking more about the gut microbiome and how we can help look after this area of health, I thought it would be useful to write a little 'overview' post talking you through what the gut microbiome actually is, and what some of it's functions are. Now when someone mentions the word microbiome, they may not always be meaning in relation to the gut. There are many microbiomes within the human body - but for today I am focusing in on the one in our digestive system. DEFINING THE MICROBIOME & ITS FUNCTIONS: The word 'microbiome' refers to the collection of bacteria and their genetic material, in this case - the ones that live within your digestive tract....

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