The modern lifestyle, particularly diet and hygiene changes, have altered our relationship with our microbes. But can we restore it?
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
The particular makeup of a newborn’s gut microbes is important as it has been shown to affect their risk of developing certain diseases later in childhood and adulthood.
For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we've been doing.
The make-up of our gut is constantly changing and affects everything from our immune system and digestion, to our brain function.
Links have been made between the community of bacteria in your gut and depression, pain, stress and sleep. So what does the science say?