The world of the gut microbiome is a fascinating and complex ecosystem that exists in our digestive tract. It harbours an enormous variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live in a symbiotic relationship with our bodies.
The diversity and composition of the gut microbiome can vary from person to person and is influenced by several factors, including our diet, lifestyle, environment and genetics. A healthy diet rich in fibre and fermented foods promotes a balanced and diverse microbiome. A disturbed gut microbiome, also known as dysbiosis, can be associated with various health problems. These health problems can become evident as digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, metabolic disorders, allergies and even mood and behavioural disorders, among others.