Friday, June 17, 2016
The Gut and Multiple Sclerosis
Inside the digestive system is a rainforest of rich microbiota that help to process nutrients, protect us from infection, maintain protective barriers in the gut, trigger the immune system, and even communicate with the brain.
To get a sense of how bacteria does this, first understand that microbes are everywhere. They live in the soil, in water, on our skin, and inside our bodies. These tiny organisms outnumber our own cells by a ratio of 10 to one and research suggests that the human genome has incorporated bits of DNA from the genes of various microbes. There are an estimated 500,000 metabolites in our blood derived from the microbiome.
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The Gut and MS: Why What You Eat Matters