What Bacteria is Lurking in Your Gut

Can you believe that our body consists of 10 times more microorganisms than cells and that these tiny bacteria, yeasts, and funguses can be our friend or foe? There are more than 1,000 different species of bacteria in our gut. In your daily poop, it is possible that there are over 100,000,000,000,000 bacteria. Wow!

More and more research is being conducted on the microbiota every day and there is a good reason for this. Bacteria that are friendly play important roles in our bodies. Bacteria functions include:

Not all harmful bacteria cause damage. However, when these bad bacteria become the majority and overthrow the beneficial bacteria, problems arise. An imbalance in gut bacteria can lead to:

  • Weight problems (overweight/obesity)

  • Increased risk of allergies and asthma (especially in children)

  • Insulin resistance (Type 2 Diabetes)

  • High LDL cholesterol and triglycerides

  • Body-wide inflammation

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Eczema

  • Anxiety & depression

  • IBS/IBD

  • Brain fog & cognitive impairment

By now, you might be thinking, ‘oh dear’, I better see what’s going on in my gut. That’s why you need to find out what’s lurking in your gut. By taking the gut microbiota challenge you can learn….

  • How diverse your microbiota is -- how many different kinds of bacteria you have

  • The makeup of your microbiota -- the types of bacteria

  • How to increase the numbers of the good guys

  • How to crowd out the bad guys

To find out what’s lurking in your gut, take the Microbiome Challenge.