Your Digestive System is Combinatorially Complex.
- Your gut system has a greater gut bacteria count than the body’s entire cell count.
- You should be immediately suspicious of anyone proposing a one-size-fits-all dietary solution that doesn’t disclose their recipe or tradeoffs in ingredients sizes.
- “Rapid gene-sequencing techniques have revealed that the biggest and most diverse metropolises of “microbiota” reside in the large intestine and mouth, although impressive communities also flourish in the genital tract and on our skin.” — http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-gut-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-thin/
- “Packed into the three to five pounds of contents within the digestive tract are ten times the number of foreign cells (bacteria, yeast, etc.) than comprise the entire human body. Additionally, this diverse population of foreign inhabitants possesses 100 times the genomic signaling activity of an entire human genome.” Source: http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/an_astounding_discovery_gut_flora_influences_brain_development/
- The links between brain development and digestive bacteria are being investigated.
- Fecal transplants are a thing. http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/digestive-diseases/quick-inexpensive-90-percent-cure-rate
- Different people have different frequencies and bacterial inhabitants when it comes to digestive bacteria.
- “These studies offered glimpses of a diversity akin to a rain forest’s. Different regions of the body were home to different combinations of species. From one person to another, scientists found more tremendous variety. Many of the species that lived in one person’s mouth, for example, were missing from another’s.” Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/science/21gut.html?_r=0
- Farm to fork signaling from gut bacteria and consumer tastes. Source: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/06/gut-bacteria-may-be-key-to-crop-pests-resurgence/