We Are 90% Microbe and 10% Human: Can We Lose Weight by Boosting Good Bacteria with Probiotics and Prebiotics?

microbiome2“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self”

– Albert Einstein

For years, the view of self has been restricted to our own human, eukaryotic cells, but recent research into the microbes that live in and on our bodies is dramatically changing this perspective. Findings from The Human Microbiome Project (2008-2013) have made it clear that 90% of the cells in the human body are microbial and that the genetic repertoire of these microbes is at least 150 times greater than that of our human cells…

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