What are microbiome?
Fact 1 – Show me the basics…
The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome
Fact 2 – Are you born bacteria-free?
With all these bacteria living inside, it seems natural that humans would just be born with them. Not so. According to Blaser, people are born without bacteria, and acquire them in the first few years of life. Babies get their first dose of microbes as they’re passing through their mother’s birth canal. (Of course, babies born by caesarean section don’t acquire their microbes this way. In fact, studies show that C-section babies have a markedly different microbiota from vaginal birth babies, and may be at higher risk for certain types of allergies and obesity.)