The human microbiome is the collection of microbes – bacteria, viruses, and single-cell eukaryotes (organisms whose cells possess a membrane-bound nucleus that contains the genetic material) – that inhabits the human body. Microbes in a healthy human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells by a ratio of ten to one. And the total number of genes in the microbiome exceeds the number of genes in the human genome by a factor of at least 200.
The gut microbiome is vitally important. The human microbiome includes several microbiomes, e.g., the mouth, the ear, the nose, etc. And the gut microbiome is by far the largest. It may determine your risk of disease, and your length of life, the effectiveness of your CR Way diet in leading you to a longer healthspan and lifespan.
LivingTheCRWay’s recent full-member teleconference was all about how to optimize the gut microbiome. The recording is now available to full members in the new section on the left navigation menu: Microbiome.
The Microbiome pages are in their infancy. For now, you will find an Introduction to the Human microbiome overall and the first section: Gut Microbiome. This and other microbiome sections are being developed now. We introduce it now because many suffer from significant gastrointestinal problems and may be helped by the content here. Please consult your doctor before adopting any of the suggestions. You may especially enjoy the Meal Plans for Optimizing Gut Health.
Although much of the new content is available exclusively to full members, there is plenty of free content that is helpful for optimizing gut health and improving intestinal permeability: