The human microbiome is composed of communities of bacteria, viruses and fungi present in the human body. These are the microorganisms in the body or a particular part of the body that have tremendous impact on our healthy, which we are still learning. To help your gut function better, try these:
Probiotics work wonder in balancing your microbiome. A combination of bifidobacterial, enterococcus and lactobacillus have shown to have a positive effect on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Probiotics work by influencing the balance of the microbiome and encouraging the population of healthy bacteria. Foods like sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha and coconut kefir promote healthy bacterial diversity. Load up on green leafy vegetables and fruits for added fiber and probiotics.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.