Learn more about our gut microbiota on the occasion of the World Microbiome Day
On World Microbiome Day 2019, under the slogan ‘Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics’, we want to raise awareness about inappropriate use of antibiotics, which is one of the main threats to our gut microbiota and overall health.
The microorganisms that live in our guts are more important than many of us think. However, one of the biggest threats to the health and diversity of our gut microbiota is the inappropriate use of antibiotics. To raise awareness on this issue and empower people to use antibiotics responsibility, the World Microbiome Day 2019 theme is ‘Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics.’
On this June 27th, we propose to spend some time learning more about the importance of the gut microbiota. Our blog Gut Microbiota for Health and the World Microbiome Day website contains plenty of educational resources and infographics.
To get started, we suggest browsing some of our infographics on Lactobacilli, the beneficial bacteria that is also involved in the process of fermentation, as well as Bifidobacteria. To learn more about the role of the gut microbiota in health, we recommend reading the following articles about digestive health, microbiota and obesity, autoimmune disease, and allergies. We also encourage you to keep your microbiota healthy; our article on probiotics and prebiotics could help you, and as well as some dietitian’s advice.
This learning is for everyone, so do not forget to spread the word so that friends and family can benefit from the knowledge you gained on World Microbiome Day!
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.
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