This is a fantastic animated video by NPR explaining the basics of Microbes in your body. Definitely worth a watch!
Little did I know that I would be friends with a bunch of microbes! All my life I have been taught to “Wash your hands!” “you don’t want to have those nasty germs all over you!” etc., etc. Little did we know that most of those nasty germs were actually friends.
The more as a society that we have cleaned up, we have become sicker and not better. New autoimmune diseases are discovered every week and physicians are at a loss to fix it. All we are told is that we should take drugs to “turn off” our immune response. REALLY!? This is how crazy it has gotten.
Many of my friends, family members and acquaintances now suffer from Crohn’s or IBS, or ADHD, etc. and their only hope is a lifelong drug addiction. Not for me. Understanding our microbiome holds such great hope that it has inspired me to start this website. I hope that it can be a help to others looking for clues and answers that they are not getting through their physicians.
Let me know your story. Let me know what you have found out and post it here. I will promise you that we will share it and research it.