Importance of Good Bacteria

What is an ideal intestinal microflora?

An ideal intestinal microflora is made up of a huge diversity and healthy balance with a large number of good bacteria in the intestines to make different types of substances that are important for the body.

Total Bacteria = Good Bacteria + Bad Bacteria
Good bacteria produce essential substances for the body

What Happens When Your Gut Lacks Good Bacteria?

the microbes in our body affects us in many ways.

Other than the initial visible symptoms, many research have also suggest that a large number of physical and mental health conditions are inevitably linked to an imbalance gut flora.

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There are many researches and seminar that highlights the importance of good bacteria in our body, placing them as the key to good health.

Microbes, The Key to Solving Health Problems

Watch Rob Knight, microbial ecologist explain how microorganisms such as good bacteria, play a critical role in our health. In this seminar, he also discusses the possibility of microbes being a vital part in solving health disorders and problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Sourced from TED Talk: How Our Microbes Makes Us Who We Are? – Rob Knight

Microbes – The Crucial Factor to Good Health

Jonathan Eisen, a biologist shares how good microbes might be the link to good health. He emphasised the need for good microbes to be as important as any other organ of the body. Research have also shown that good microbes have implications on a broad spectrum of diseases, ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to obesity and maybe even autism and depression.

Sourced from TED Talk: Meet Your Microbes – Jonathan Eisen

Gut Flora And Brain Health

Prof. Simon Carding, Leader of the Gut Health and Food Safety Research Programme, Institute of Food Research and Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, explained the relationship between microbes and their human host. He highlighted the influence of gut microbes on when, what and how often we eat. He also radically proposed the paramount importance of affects our health and our survival.

Managing the Magic of Microbes

A professor with the University of Oregon, Jessica talked about the invisible world of microrganisms and the impact of building design on the growth of microbes indoors, as well as ways to limit infectious disease and maximise energy.

Your Gut Flora Has Big Impact On Your health

Jeroen Raes is a bionaut who researched intensively on the human microbiome. In his research, he discovered there are only three classifications of gut bacteria. Such a baffling finding led to more research and Raes is currently testing his idea on a larger group; the implications for Crohn’s Disease or obesity could be dramatic.

How Is The Microbiome Affects Your Brain 

Elaine Hsiao, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and biology at Caltech, uncovered a role the commensal microbiota played in regulating autism-related behaviours, metabolism, and intestinal physiology. She explained how microbes affect the brain health and contribute to disease development. 

Are We Too Clean? How Changing A Body’s Microbes Leads To Illness

Dr. Claire M. Fraser, a microbiologist highlighted the importance of microbes to our health from birth. She explained how microbes influence our chances of contracting certain diseases and also spoke on the use of antibiotics posing long-term effects on the ecosystem of the microbes in our body; making us more susceptible to illnesses.

The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome

The next time you look in a mirror, think about this: In many ways you’re more microbe than human. There are 10 times more microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our body than there are human cells. But these tiny compatriots are invisible to the naked eye. Artist Ben Arthur gave us a guided tour of the rich universe of the human microbiome.

Why The Microbiome Is The Future Medicine

Dr. Robynne Chutkan shared about the vast collection of microbes and how we can optimise our gut health with a change in diet. She firmly believes the notion – ‘you are what you eat’, as the daily diet can affect the species of microbes in our body. The wrong diet can lead to diseases and obesity.