Our gut is home to between 70 or 80% of our natural defense system aka our immune system.
Our gut microbiome is composed of a community of bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses (yes viruses) that all contribute to maintaining health and have some very close ties with our immune system.
Our microbiome is in constant communication with our immune system and these interactions are actually educating our immune system on how to function optimally.
In short, the health of our gut microbiome is directly linked to every aspect of our overall health. Whoa, that’s a big statement isn’t it? Dont take my word for it, check out these links: here and here
Now here’s the kicker. The risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms is more common in those with comorbidities or pre existing conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
That leads to the question: How the gut microbiome may influence the severity of COVID-19.?
The author’s conclusion: Tapping into the potential of the gut microbiome and minding your microbes as a way to stay strong and resist infection.
There are only a few spaces left for my upcoming fermentation workshop. Join me to learn how you can begin minding your microbes by creating your own delicious probiotic foods as well as ways to get these beneficial foods onto your plate daily.