myFM: Probiotics and Your Microbiome

by Lianne Phillipson November 18, 2020

myFM: Probiotics and Your Microbiome

Did you know that you’re more bacteria than human? We are outnumbered ten-to-one, bacteria to human cells. And we live together in harmony, most of the time. This incredible abundance of bacteria hasprofound impacts on our body's physiology.Everything from how we digest our food, to our weight and the potential of becoming obese, to your immunity, skin and even, to our mood at any given moment. 

The interaction between food and humans is regulated by the bacteria in our bodies. This whole bacterial colony and living community is collectively known as thehuman microbiome. It’s EVERYWHERE! 

In the digestive system an ideal situation is having about 80% good bacteria and 20% bad bacteria. Those bad guys, like E. Coli,Staphylococcus, and clostridium species, cause production of bacterial toxins, gas, disrupted bowel habit and have been linked to cancer. Fungus calledCandida Albicans is rampant in so many people, it’s truly the number one issue that I see with my clients. 

About 80% of your immunity is in your gut and governed, run and influenced by your gut bugs and microbiome.Your gut bacteria also influences your sleep, skin rashes and allergies. 

Thegut, often called our second brain, plays an important role in mood, depression and even anxiety. Serotonin, your ‘happy hormone’ as low levels are linked tolow mood, depression and anxiety and more than 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut. It’s a focus with any mental health issue for sure.Altering the gut bacteria for the better, may improve your brain and mental health.

Hear more in Episode 45 of Eat This with Lianne and be sure to check out this week’s on Collagen 101. We have a fabulous giveaway for three lucky winners - check out for more!


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