Microbiomes in and on Our Bodies

Curriculum Units by Fellows of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute 2014 Volume IV: Engineering in Biology, Health and Medicine

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From the Cell Science Systems, Corp. – Alcat Worldwide, numerous studies have been conducted to test foods that are making us sick. 4 Inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food intolerance have been linked to: digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis, and many more. Since it has been pointed out previously that there is communication with the gut and the brain, there is an urgency to see how much our micro flora affects theses illnesses.

Alcat Worldwide is a profit organization which suggests all people should be tested to see which foods their bodies cannot tolerate, but they also suggest that “variety is the spice of life.” They call this the Rotational Diet. 5 History has shown that variety in the human diet is very important to health and wellbeing. 6 By eating foods in a particular family one day and then omitting them for at least the next three days, a cumulative sensitizing effect is avoided. 7 This time allows the food molecules to “clear” the system, avoiding overload. Having a balanced microbiome will balance our weight, as well according to Raphael Kellman, MD. By giving his patients probiotics, which aide in the recovery of healthy bacteria, he had amazing results with his patients losing and maintaining their weight. When their microbiome in their gut was balanced, everything else improved, including their mood. Refer to Figure G for a more explicit list and locations of micro flora of the human body.

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