A Healthier Future requires consideration of Microbiome

We must include considerations of the effect on the Microbiome in future medical decisions. Where the consequences are unknown, then we should be extremely careful about approving any actions. Humans after all have managed to survive on the plant for many years. The NIH Human Microbiome Project has started to define normal bacterial makeup of the body. Microbes inhabit just about every part of the human body, living on the skin, in the gut, and up the nose. Sometimes they cause sickness, but most of the time, microorganisms live in harmony with their human hosts, providing vital functions essential for human survival. Researchers found, for example, that nearly everyone routinely carries pathogens, microorganisms known to cause illnesses. In healthy individuals, however, pathogens cause no disease; they simply coexist with their host and the rest of the human microbiome, the collection of all microorganisms living in the human body. The microbiome has now come to be seen as the foundation of human life, health, human consciousness itself. We cannot exist apart from the biology of the microbiome. As we become aware of the invisible life within and around us we must seize this new opportunity to move our species toward a healthier future.

Why the contribution is important

This is so important and ill understood that we need to be very careful about considering the long term effects of any ‘un-natural’ interventions we make with the human body. Some of the indigenous cultures practised a seven generation culture with decision making, (What is the impact of this decision 7 generations ahead?) We have seen what has happened with antibiotics? Each time we take an antibiotic it has an effect on the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria. And the bacteria learn to resist. Each time we use hand sanitiser, what effect is that having on the microbiome that is essential to our health? We must not get obsessed with ‘all viruses are bad’ mentality as viruses are part of the microbiome that makes up many time more of our cells than are ‘human’. We need this diversity of cells to exist and evolve.

by DavidPD on May 10, 2020 at 06:38PM

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