Category: Microbiome Lifestyle

Get Dirty—For Your Gut Germs

Developed nations with thriving, modern economies and ultra-clean environments have the highest rates of autoimmune diseases.  But in countries where sanitary conditions are extremely poor, there are higher incidences of diarrheal diseases and bacterial infections.  We need to find some sort of middle ground—an optimal level of sanitation while exposing our immune system to a variety of microbes.  How do we do that? The bugs that live inside you, which make up the gut microbiome, are one of the keys to finding this balance.