Could autoimmune and allergic conditions like Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis or type 1 diabetes one day be treated with microbes in your gut?  Inside your gut is a collective of bacteria, fungi and viruses known as the gut microbiota.   Amazingly, they start to develop immediately after we’re born. With our mother’s bacteria quickly colonising our body and gut, within weeks, our gastrointestinal tract is loaded with microbes.

This vast community of microorganisms live in our body and are critical for how parts of our bodies operate. In fact, these microorganisms are so important they are as prominent in our body as our own cells.

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A gut full

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