We have an important relationship with the microbes (mostly bacteria) that live in and on us. They help us extract nutrients from food, fight infection and can even affect our mood!
Our diet, activity levels, stress and medication can all have an impact on the diversity of our microbiome. Low diversity is associated with a number of metabolic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases and obesity.
Did you know that the microbes in the fluid surrounding your eggs (follicular fluid) can influence IVF outcome? Beneficial populations of microbes found in sperm are also associated with improved sperm quality.
Want to improve your microbial diversity?
PROVEN strategies include exercise and diet.
Get moving and include some onion, leek, wheat bran and banana in your diet.
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