What is your microbiome?

What is your microbiome?

Hey guys, I’m sure you have heard the term microbiome by now as well as genome and sure the microbiome has to do with human microbes genes and genome with our human genes but what does that really mean to us as a regular person who is not a scientist or doctor?

The best definition as well as simplest definition that I have found comes from learn.genetics.utah.edu which states “Some use “microbiome” to mean all the microbes in a community. We and others use it to mean the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community. The human microbiome (all of our microbes’ genes) can be considered a counterpart to the human genome (all of our genes). The genes in our microbiome outnumber the genes in our genome by about 100 to 1. Microbes are everywhere: in the soil, in the water, and even in our bodies. That's right! Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, both inside and out. These microscopic life forms represent thousands of species, and they outnumber our own cells by about 10 to 1. A few microbes cause disease, but most do not. In fact, many are essential for good health.”

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Dysbiosis, Neuroinflammation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction, and Vulnerability for Dementia

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Dysbiosis, Neuroinflammation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction, and Vulnerability for Dementia

Hey guys, interesting that non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the inflammation in our gut microbiota can lead to dysfunction and systemic inflammation in our bodies however these authors believe that there could be therapeutic measures that can be done to prevent our vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive dysfunction.

  • The non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder which is very common worldwide. The human gut harbors microbiota which has a wide variety of microbial organisms; they are mainly symbiotic and important for well being. 
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Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children with Both Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children with Both Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

Hey guys, I think this article certainly brings up an interesting question as to could vitamin D deficiency be a contributing factor in obesity in kids with celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Additional research will be needed to confirm their findings and here are a few of the key points.

  • There is considerable clinical and pathogenic overlap between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD). These two autoimmune diseases have similar genetic background and trigger mechanisms . The common genetic basis for the expression of both diseases derives from the identification of human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class II molecules, DQ8 and DQ2 as key genetic risk factors for T1D and CD the United States .
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