The Microbiome and Our Health
The human microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses, living in and on our bodies. In each individual, approximately 220 different types of bacteria constitute the gut microbiome, resulting in a unique microbiome profile. The gut microbiome plays an essential role in our health, such as producing vitamins and metabolites necessary for our body to function correctly.
While many bacteria in the gut are beneficial, some opportunistic bacteria can be harmful if their abundance increase. Various factors, such as antibiotics and certain medications, as well as diet and lifestyle, can change the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to dysbiosis, a condition characterized by an imbalance of beneficial and harmful bacteria.
Dysbiosis has been linked to various health conditions, including obesity, autoimmune disorders, mental health issues, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Below you can see the webinar from Lyfebulb where Kari and Christina talk about the microbiome and our health.
- Check also out when we talked to Dr.Ruscio about our validated lab test.
GA-map® Dysbiosis Test
Genetic Analysis AS has developed a tool to analyze the gut microbiome called the GA-map® Dysbiosis Test, which identifies and characterizes dysbiosis in patients. By analyzing the gut microbiome, researchers hope to better understand its role in health and disease. This, in turn, may aid the development of diagnostic and therapeutic products, providing improved treatment of the long range of human conditions associated with dysbiosis.