Did you know…?
• New research suggests that more than 200 medicines ranging from anti-inflammatory drugs to antipsychotics, can trigger changes to gut bacteria. Therefore, the need for probiotics in patients taking all classes of pharmaceuticals, not just antibiotics is important.
• Recent research confirms the environment plays a much greater role than genetics in determining the composition of the human gut microbiome, with approximately only 8% inheritable.
• Irrespective of the persons genetic background, positive dietary and lifestyle changes can alter the microbiome of the gut to improve clinical outcomes and symptoms.
• The gut not only houses bacteria but also yeasts, fungi and viruses that also inhabit virtually every part of the human body.
• Genomic testing has revealed dozens of previously unrecognised viruses resident in the gut, lungs, skin and blood; many whose role in health and disease remains largely unknown. While many viruses are disease-causing, others chronically infect humans without inducing symptoms.
• Playing many roles; childhood viral infections support healthy immune development, some viruses attack pathogenic bacteria, and yet others have been associated with spontaneous cancer regressions.