Green Gut Gardening

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

As biology expands, so does the amplitude of known beneficial bacteria. The study of the bacteria that aid us in our survival, the human microflora, has quickly become one of the fastest growing fields of research right now. The impact that these symbiotic (mutually beneficial) bacteria have in our health is beyond astonishing, so much so that some scientists even see it as another organ in our system. Of course, this is not so, but without a microflora, a human would not last longer than a week.

These bacteria need us as much as we need them, though. We are home to them, and they are a part of us. Thus, we must get to know them, feed them, nourish them, give them a comfortable home without toxins, irritants, or agitation. Luckily, biologists around the world are investigating what sort of diets, supplements, and activities benefit them, allowing for a much more profound symbiosis between them and us.

As one would imagine, these little protectors thoroughly enjoy foods as natural and raw as them. Plant products, more than others, are on