• Nature Medicine Clinic

Magic of the Microbiome

Have you ever considered your health at a cellular level? It is hard to even conceive of how tiny the building blocks of our bodies and health truly are.

For instance, did you know that, on average, the human body is made up of about 30 trillion cells and an almost equal number of microbes!

The total count of bacteria, viruses and fungi housed in your body totals a combined weight of almost half a pound! Imagine holding a half-pound ball of bacteria and viruses in your hand. While that may be uncomfortable to imagine, these microbes are crucial to the functioning of our body where they are mostly found on mucous membranes (inside your mouth, intestines, nasal cavity, etc.). Some of their many functions include control of brain function, influencing the immune system and digesting fiber.

While the total number of microbes in the body may seem startling it is important to note that it is the composition of the microbes present that contributes to optimal health. An imbalance of beneficial and pathogenic microbes can be an important contributing factor to disease. When imbalance is present in the gut, it is called “gut dybiosis”and can cause a vast range of symptoms from brain fog and joint pain to constipation and diarrhea.

The good news is that there are many ways to re-balance and optimize your gut balance… 1) Probiotic supplementation 2) Dietary changes 3) Address underlying disease conditions By working with a holistic medicine professional, you can find your way back to feeling your best again!

Written By Dr. Adam Dombrowski

Reference- Ron Sender, Shai Fuchs, Ron Milo. Revised Estimates for the Number of Human and Bacteria Cells in the Body. PLoS Biol. 2016 Aug; 14(8): e1002533. Published online 2016 Aug 19. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002533

21 views0 comments


420 State Route 34 #317 | Colts Neck, NJ 07722




(732) 305-8745

                      The contents of the Nature Medicine Clinic web site and any of the links it contains are for educational and informational purposes or to describe our products and services. The web site and its content are not intended to provide medical or other professional health care advice, nor is it intended to be used to diagnose or assess health conditions or to be substituted for professional guidance in treatment. 

                      Always seek the counsel of your physician or other qualified health practitioner with any concerns you may have regarding symptoms, a medical condition, or the use of any products. You should not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on Nature Medicine Clinic's web site.

© 2019 by Nature Medicine Clinic LLC. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 10.30.40 AM