Should You Get a Microbiome Test? – The New York Times

Should You Get a Microbiome Test? – The New York Times:

There’s no doubt the microbiome plays an important role in our overall health, converting the food we eat into a range of compounds that have benefits throughout our body. The microbes in our gut produce a variety of vitamins; synthesize hormones like serotonin, which influences metabolic health and mood; and ferment the fiber that we eat, turning it into short chain fatty acids that can lower inflammation. The composition of our microbiomes is shaped by our genetics, our environment and the foods, drugs and beverages we consume.

*The Microbiome is an area to watch and learn about. So unknown, with potentially huge implications to health. 

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