Why does a Microbiome Matter to me?
Microbiomes, a more recent discovery in scientific research, are showing us the importance of microbes in our body systems. Microbes are those things you may think are pesky such as parasites, fungus, bacteria and viruses. A microbiome refers to the landscape balance between microbes on the inside lining of various body systems (neighborhoods); ocular, oral, gastrointestinal, urogenital, respiratory and skin. Picture it’s like a neighborhood and you want all your neighbors to live in peace and harmony. Imagine if you suffer from or have compromises in any of these body systems and what it might mean to you if science actually could now explain a long term immune support deficiency in allowing your body’s own innate wisdom to address imbalances.
The microbes live in the body surfaces or environments mentioned above. But, we should actually like these. They can help balance our body systems. But so many chemicals, anti-bacterial etc. attacks on these critters have caused them to turn unfriendly. This can lead to an imbalance in our immune system which allows dis-ease or disharmony to affect our body. That is why chemical free products (like Thieves Household Cleaner) are so important for cleaning etc.
The microbiome plays a powerful role in our health. Each person has a unique microbiome that is impacted by your own environment whether physical or emotional. The microbiome communicates with the cells in their neighborhood. This could be between immune system cells, endocrine cells, nervous system cells etc. This neighborhood talk then gets communicated to the brain. This is when brain function and emotions can get majorly impacted. The microbes also talk amongst themselves.
Healthy microbiomes help our immune systems be strong. They help to make friendly microbes to help fight threats. It is these that help lower reactions such as allergies and intolerances that could lead to inflammation. Where there is inflammation in the body, there is pain. These good guys support the immune system to help keep the bad bugs away.
So what does this mean to you? If you have chronic or acute illness with the various body systems mentioned above as microbiome categories, there is a good chance that you would benefit from having your microbiome balance evaluated. The good news is that you have the opportunity to support your immune system with this new found scientific research.
Find out how BodyTalk can help you strengthen and balance these microbiomes so you can live more in harmony with the critters designed to have a mutually beneficial relationship.