DID YOU KNOW that up to 90% of the cells in your body are not human? They’re actually microbes! They include bacteria, viruses and fungi, and collectively, they make up your gut microbiome.
Your microbes help you digest your food, produce important vitamins, and stimulate your immune system. They also help fight off pathogens, and can even affect your mood, metabolism, and appetite.
Your gut microbiota, skin allergies and a protein against viral infections are all linked. Researchers report that a faulty immune system can change the composition of the gut microbiota, causing severe allergic skin reactions.
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