World Microbiome Day.
Today is a World Microbiome Day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is microbiome? ⠀
🦠 Our personal ecosystem of bacteria that live on us or in us
🦠 Most of the bacteria live in our gut (90-95%) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🦠 Over 70% of your immune system is located in your gut
🦠 Our microbiome is as individual to each of us as a finger print ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🦠 Our microbiome weighs about 2kg which is more than the weight of a human brain
A vital importance for a baby is to seed the micro-biome. That means a baby being born normally as it passes through the mothers vagina picks up micro-organisms which colonise the gut. Up to that point, the baby’s digestive process has gone through the mother. The gut is colonised with micro-organisms from its mother to which it has its mothers immunity. That’s how it naturally builds its immune system. A baby born by caesarean doesn’t have that advantage but there are ways around this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If it is a planned c-section, the mother can sleep with the baby blanket in advance and wrap baby in it once born to colonise the baby with the micro organisms. Likewise, for an unplanned c-section, lye on a baby blanket during the operation and wrap baby in it afterwards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have recently started taking @symproveyourlife which gives me 10,000 healthy bacteria in a 70ml shot every morning before breakfast. Seeing great improvements so far. I’m posting this today to spread awareness on the benefits of a healthy gut for overall health and wellbeing.