"Did you know that the human gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all the human cells in the entire body, with over 400 known diverse bacterial species. In fact, you could say that we’re more bacterial than we are human"
"It seems that science is gradually confirming what traditional cultures always somehow just knew: that fermented foods are special foods, able to nourish us deeply and help keep us healthy"
"A well-functioning gut with healthy gut flora holds the roots of our health. And just like a tree with sick roots is not going to thrive, the rest of the body cannot thrive without a well-functioning digestive system. The bacterial population of the gut, the gut flora is the soil around these roots."
"It’s exciting to think that we could grow ourselves healthier and leaner microbiomes by alerting our diets"
"The less a food is processed, the more of it that gets safely through the gastrointestinal tract and into the eager clutches of the microbiota. With respect to our microbiomes we don’t know a lot, but we probably know enough to begin taking better care of it. We have a pretty good idea of what it likes to eat, and what strong chemicals do to it".
"Managing gut flora is a highly individual process, so it’s important to pay attention to your own symptoms when coming up with a treatment plan”.