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Research Reveals the Importance of Your Microbiome for Optimal Health

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  • Your microbiome is one of the primary factors that drive your genetic expression, turning genes on and off depending on which microbes are present
  • A number of health conditions and chronic diseases have been linked to the makeup of your microbiome, including depression, obesity, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, brain diseases, autism, and allergies
  • Recent research also suggests your microbiome may determine your immune response to vaccines, and that wearing contact lenses alter your eyes’ microbiome making you more prone to eye infections

By Dr. Mercola

Fifteen years ago, it was anticipated the Human Genome Project (HGP) would allow modern medicine to leapfrog into groundbreaking gene-based therapies for virtually every disease known to man—experts were that sure health and disease was governed by genetic predisposition.


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