The microorganisms in an environment (including the body or a part of the body) are called microbiome.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science redid the estimate and found that there are about 39 trillion bacterial cells in the body. They play a profoundly important role in human health and disease, from helping us absorb nutrients, to synthesizing vitamins and breaking down cellulose. We couldn’t survive without this microbial zoo inside us.
Shortly after birth, we are colonized with over 1000 species of gut bacteria. Influences such as vaginal delivery vs Cesarean section, breast-feeding vs bottle feeding, antibiotic use, industrialized processed food, heavy metal toxicity, stress levels, chronic illness and poor dietary choices, glyphosate in non-organic foods all have a profound impact on which bugs are selectively destroyed leading to further imbalance and disease.
Diseases Rooted in Gut Microbiome and what to do about it: