Microbiome – your good health depends on it

Microbiome:  Chris Woollams, M.A. (Oxon) in his book The Secret Source of your Good Health” writes on how it is linked to allergies, Alzheimer’s, asthma, arthritis, autism, blood pressure, cancer, colitis, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diabetes, eczema, hay fever, heart disease, IBS, multiple sclerosis, obesity, Parkinson’s, strokes, wheezing and, of course, longevity.


You would have to ask the question:


Is there any part of your body that your microbiome does not affect?

A five hour read that could change your life; the book is about your gut bacteria. Sounds boring? Well, it's not, especially when you come to realise that all the very latest research shows that almost every illness (from diabetes to dementia, and cancer to heart disease) seems to start in the gut. Indeed, your gut bacteria become ill first - then you become ill; worse, you can't get better until they get better. As always, Chris explains the problem then tells you the simple steps you can take towards a solution. A must read book.

Click this link to purchase this book.

Pharmaceuticals are changing the microbiome in the human body

Prevent Disease dated 3 April 2018 published this article Pharmaceuticals Are Changing The Microbiome In The Human Body”.   The article goes on to say:


While the adverse effects of antibiotic use on the human microbiome are well documented, other commonly used medicines are having a similar impact, warn researchers”.

Do you have a risk of chronic disease?

NaturalHealth 365 dated 25 April 2018 published this article “Loss of gut bacteria diversity increases risk of chronic disease”.   Please click this link to read this article on how loss of gut bacteria could put you at risk of chronic disease.    

Bacteria and the influence on cardiovascular disease

NaturalNews dated 20 November 2017 published this articleThe health of your gut microbiome could predict your risk of heart disease, researchers find.”   The article goes on to say:


“The most common lifestyle risk factors of heart diseases and stroke are unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoke, and heavy alcohol drinking, and in a new study, researchers have discovered another link between gut bacteria and health. The new study has found that the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract could have an influence on the risk of cardiovascular diseases.”

Overturning System Beliefs

GreenMedia dated 5 August 2015 produced an article on How the Microbiome Destroyed the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy.    This is a particularly interesting read particularly with regards to the maternal influence on the foetus.  Click this link to read the article.

Controlling Mood, Behavior and Food Choices

NaturalHealth365 on 13 November 2015 published a very interesting article on how the bacteria in your gut can control your mood, behavior and food choices.   This is a very interesting read and also provides information on what you can do to improve the health of your gut.   Click this link to read the article.

Microbiome and the birth of your baby

Listen to what Kelly Brogan has to say in this regard

Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes

  • What do you know about them?
  • What is their place in your Microbiome?


NaturalNews on 31 July 2015 provides information into how these work and what relationship they place in your body.  Click this link to read and understand.

Vaccine Industry

GreenMedia on 29 May 2015 provide information with regard to the vaccine industry.  The article goes on to say:


Though the vaccine industry has fully acknowledged their products require a healthy microbiome to be effective, they haven't come forward to ask if the microbiome may also be the source of vaccine injury. If the microbiome is the solution, then perhaps it's also the problem.

But scientists aren't asking.  It's as if they aren't interested in vaccine safety. They only want to develop new vaccines and improve vaccine response. And that's pretty sad considering chronic childhood diseases on the rise and an apparent autism epidemic.”

To read the full article please click this link.

Monsanto being sued

On 6 May 2015 NaturalNews advise that Monsanto is being sued with a class action emanating from California.  The law suit points out “that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is killing not only plants but also targeting specific enzymes in the microbiome of the human gut.”


Well done California!    If you don’t know a lot about glyphosate then click here to learn more.   To read more about the law suit click here.

Diabetes and other diseases

Could our gut health predict whether we will be prone to diabetes or other diseases?   Prevent Disease dated 9 March 2015 are advising that a simple test may be able to do this in the future.  Click here to learn more about it.

Could this be the determining fact in the health of your body?

Dr Mercola on 9 March 2015 provides information:


  • Your microbiome may be a primary factor determining your health and longevity
  • Specific species of bacteria appear to have specialized functions and abilities to prevent disease; Faecalibacterium prausnitzii appear to play an important anti-inflammatory role in the human microbiota
  • While genetic factors can predispose you to inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s, research shows it’s actually the loss of specific anti-inflammatory microbes that ultimately allow the disease to blossom


Click this link to read the full article.

Can a “leaky gut” be destroying your health

NaturalHealth 365 on 20 February 2015 brings us this information:


“An estimated 50 percent of chronic diseases and inflammatory conditions are actually linked to a single source – ‘leaky gut syndrome’, or LGS. People with LGS have irritated intestinal linings that allow toxins, bacteria and food particles to seep out of the gut and into the bloodstream.


As a result, the body’s major defense mechanisms, including the immune system, liver and lymphatics, become compromised – over time. Gradually, the body begins to turn on itself, attacking its own tissues and ultimately causing the onset or worsening of conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines and even asthma.”


Click this link to learn more.

Good bacteria and bad bacteria

NaturalNews on 5 February 2015 provides the following information:


“A sick gut is overrun with bad bacteria and yeast. We label bacteria as good when the bacteria benefit us. Good bacteria help us further digest our food, they produce serotonin (a necessary neurotransmitter), and they create byproducts through their metabolic processes that are either beneficial to us or benign. They also play a very important role in keeping both bad bacteria and yeast in check.”

Click this link to learn more.

Gut Microbiology

NaturalHealth 365 on 2 January 2015 advises:


“A new, groundbreaking study led by researchers at The University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology in Finland recently published findings in The Journal of Movement that the gut microbiology of Parkinson’s patients is significantly correlated with disease progression. Compared to the control group of relatively healthy persons, those with Parkinson’s have vastly different gut bacteria.”


Click this link to learn more about how chronic diseases get triggered by poor gut health.

How does a healthy gut get established

Listen to Dr Kelly Brogan MD on 13 December 2014 talk about the role of birth with the microbiome.

Is gut bacteria the cause of obesity?

NaturalHealth365 dated 17 November 2014 brings information on new research with regards to whether gut bacteria is the cause of obesity.  Click here to read the article.  The article goes on to say:


Known collectively as the microbiome, these trillions of live bacteria found in the human body influence everything from your immune system to your likelihood of developing chronic degenerative disease. These families of bacteria weigh about four pounds and actually outnumber the amount of cells in the body.

The size and weighty influence of these collective bacteria are so significant that some scientists have begun thinking of the microbiome as a “shadow organ” of the human body. With advanced gene technologies being developed, this extra organ is getting greater attention from scientists worldwide.”

Culprits of Autism Identified

Dr Mercola on 6 October 2014 advises that the culprits of autism have been identified.   They are


  • Toxins
  • Gut bacteria
  • Nutritional deficiencies and
  • Vaccines made with human fetal cell lines. 


He goes on to say:


“Three decades ago, autism affected one in 10,000 children. Today, autism is estimated to afflict as many as one in 50


Researchers are now starting to understand how a child’s microbiome can play an important role, either by exacerbating or even causing autistic symptoms. New studies suggest restoring microbial balance may alleviate autistic symptoms”


Click this link to read the full article.

Avocados and a healthy gut

Hungry for a Change on 23 September 2014 provides information on to learn more about a healthy gut and Click this link to access the recipe for a Creamy Mexican Avocado Soup.

Evolutionary mismatch

GreenMedia on 11 September 2014 brings an article by Kelly Brogan MD about the term “evolutionary mismatch”.   Kelly goes on to say:


This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – read diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with what our genome has evolved, over millions of year, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart – the Neolithic or agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution mark our wayward departure. For 99% of our existence, we consumed the so-called Paleolithic diet, notably devoid of inflammatory and “insulinotropic” foods like dairy, sugar, and grains. One of the primary victims of this shift has been the microbial ecology in our bodies – the 90% of our cells that are non-human in nature and that account for the majority of our epigenetic activities (production of nutrients including methylated folate, fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins including Vitamin D Receptor expression, detoxification, immune signaling).”


Click here for the full article.

Diet Soda and Its Implications on your Microbiome

Dr Mercola on 1 October 2014 brings information on how diet sodas may impact on your gut and how it can increase your waistline circumference.  The article goes on to say:


Both artificial sweeteners and certain gut microbes have previously been linked to obesity, and artificial sweeteners may raise your risk of diabetes by disrupting your intestinal microflora.


Artificial sweeteners alter certain metabolic pathways associated with disease, and can induce gut dysbiosis and glucose intolerance in otherwise healthy people very quickly.”


Please click this link to read the full article.

Is there a connection between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics?

Dr Mercola on 17 September 2014 provides a YouTube on Drugs make Bugs and also he says at a first glance:


  • Your gut microbiome activity plays a role in the development of any number of diseases, including food allergies. Recent research shows a common gut bacteria helps prevent sensitization to food allergens
  • By destroying gut bacteria and altering your microbiome, agricultural chemicals like glyphosate and antibiotic pesticides can play a significant role in creating food allergies
  • Use of antibiotics in healthy livestock accounts for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the US, so to halt the growth of antibiotic resistance we must address this source
  • Along with its potential for causing food allergies, agricultural antibiotics are also a primary driver of antibiotic resistant disease, which now kills an estimated 23,000 Americans each year
  • I believe these are compelling reasons to eat organically. In the case of meat and other animal products such as eggs and dairy, your best bet is organic grass-fed or pastured varieties


Click this link to read the full article then watch the YouTube.

Gut bacteria protecting against food allergies

On 10 September 2014 Dr Mercola provides information on certain gut bacteria protecting against food allergies.  His story at a glance:


  • Your gut microbiome activity influences your immune responses, nervous system functioning, and plays a role in the development of any number of diseases, including food allergies
  • Recent research shows that a common gut bacteria called Clostridia helps prevent sensitization to food allergens
  • Your microbiome is one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet, and for every bacteria you have, you also have 10 bacteriophages or viruses—about one quadrillion of them—in your gut
  • A gut-dwelling virus infects and kills beneficial bacteria called Bacteroides. This virus may play a role in obesity by upsetting the ratios of bacteria, allowing obesity-promoting bacteria to thrive
  • The best way to optimize your gut flora is through your diet. A gut-healthy diet is free of processed sugars and one rich in whole, unprocessed, unsweetened foods, along with traditionally fermented or cultured foods


 Click this link to read the article.

The Secret Source of your Good Health

Marilyn Vine urges you to read this Microbiome article and to take the time to purchase the book being offered that will provide you will invaluable information with regards to your health.     This is becoming a very hot topic and one that plays a major role in all our health – if your gut is sick then you are sick and you cannot heal until your gut is healed.

University of Michigan

Dr Mercola on 28 August 2014 brings information from University of Michigan.  Dr Mercola advises:


“Your microbiome is much like a fingerprint—it’s unique to you. Some researchers have even suggested that we might belong to one of a few “microflora types,” which are similar to blood types.


Your gut microbiome activity influences your immune responses, nervous system functioning, and plays a role in the development of any number of diseases, including obesity, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.”


Watch the YouTube and then click this link to read more.

Gut bacteria and fat cells

Dr Mercola on 5 June 2014 brings information on how gut bacteria and fat cells may interact to produce inflammation that promotes diabetes and other chronic diseases.  His story at a glance:


  • Health problems such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, periodontal disease, stroke, and heart disease are all rooted in inflammation, which must be properly addressed if you wish to be healed
  • Research suggests there’s a connection between certain types of bacteria and body fat that produces a heightened inflammatory response and drives the inflammatory process
  • Superantigens—toxic molecules produced by pathogenic bacteria such as staph—may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes through their effect on fat cells
  • Your oral health can have a significant impact on your cardiovascular and heart health. In a recent study, improved gum health was shown to significantly slow down the progression of atherosclerosis
  • Periodontal disease is the result of the colonization of certain pathogenic bacteria in your mouth. This bacterial profile is influenced by the microflora in your gut


Then click this link to read the full article.


Prevent Disease 18 May 2014 provides information on why five allergies are increasing at the rate they are.

The reasons being given are:



Click on this link to read the information pertaining to these points.

Soluble and Insoluble Fibre

On 12 May 2014 Dr Mercola provides information on how fibre can help reduce your health risks.  His story at a glance:


  • A recent study found that those who ate the most fiber had a 25 percent reduced risk of dying from any cause within the next nine years, compared to those whose fiber intake was lacking
  • Those who increased their consumption of fiber after suffering a myocardial infarction also reduced their risk of dying from any cause, including further cardiovascular events
  • Research has shed new light on the mechanics behind the appetite suppressant potential of fiber. When microbes in your gut digest fiber, a molecule is released that signals your brain to stop eating
  • If your gut health is compromised, fiber may feed pathogenic bacteria. Healing your gut with probiotic-rich fermented vegetables is recommended before eating a high-fiber diet


Click this link to read the article.


GreenMedia on 10 May 2014 provides information on one of the possible mechanisms behind its purported leukemogenic activity may be due to producing one of the world’s most highly toxic manmade compounds – dioxin.     This is important information and Marilyn Vine would ask that you take the time to click this link and read the article and then click this link to learn more about artificial sweeteners

Cow Manure    
Who would have thought it was a threat!

Dr Mercola on 7 May 2014 brings information on antibiotic-resistant genes being found in cow manure and be adding to the threat of untreatable diseases.


Please click this link to learn more.

Wheat and GMO’s

GreenMedia on 5 May 2014 provides a new reason why wheat and GMO’s can destroy your health.  They bring information on a new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, "Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential interest for coeliac disease," has revealed something remarkable about the human gut bacteria (microbiome). Some of the extremely hard to digest proteins in wheat colloquially known as "gluten" (there are actually over 27,000 identified in the wheat proteome) were found metabolizable through a 94 strains of bacterial species isolated from the human gut (via fecal sampling).


This discovery is all the more interesting when you consider that, according to Alessio Fasano, the Medical Director for The University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research, the human genome does not possess the ability to produce enzymes capable of breaking down gluten.


Read the full article here.


Prevent Disease on 25 April 2014 provides information on the bacteria which covers our body and our microbiome.  Click this link to read the article and then listen to the 3 minute YouTube to understand more.

Symbiotic relationship to our body’s microbes

GreenMedia on 22 April 2014 provides some great information with regards to the abuses we have brought upon our gut flora are largely obvious – we have been eating loads of sugar, processed vegetable oils, pesticides, genetically modified foods and living in a bath of industrial chemicals.


This is a very important read so that you can understand what we can do.


Marilyn Vine trusts that this Microbiome information has been instrumental in helping you to understand the importance of keeping healthy gut microflora and I would appreciate if you could refer this page to your friends and family so that they too may learn its importance.

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