Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics

Bacteria are so intricately enmeshed with the human body that, for some purposes, they could be considered part of it. This relationship starts as soon as a baby makes its way through the birth canal, collecting bacteria, virus and mold as he/she comes out. Because the microbiome is so important to our health, I want to discuss the bacteria associated with the skin. The skin microbiome is the complex community of bacteria, viruses, and fungus that live in and on our skin. Most of the microbiome, most of the time, is useful and necessary (no, I don’t like the after-gym odor either). This microbiome is best left alone unless its … Continue reading Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics