Your microbiome is made up of millions (many, many millions) of different kinds of bacteria, yeast, mould and viruses living in your gut.
Your microbiome is a whole little ecosystem unto itself, creating a sweet harmony between good and bad bacteria.
We depend on this balance for gut health, toxin removal, digestion and for absorption, which ultimately becomes the building blocks for our mental, emotional and physical health.
Not only that, but it’s the healthy, happy microbiome that also creates beautiful skin, luscious hair, strong nails, bones and all the other things that ultimately help us to look and feel our best as we confidently grow older (and hopefully wiser).
This is called the Gut Skin Axis.
As it happens, when this system is under duress from physical or mental stress, processed foods, antibiotics, caffeine or alcohol, our little biomes can’t maintain a healthy balance of bacteria, leading to a sort of microbiome crisis.
This is the crucial point when we start to see the breakdown of health: colds and flu, digestive issues, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, poor skin, brittle hair, breaking nails and so on.
This is the time that calls for serious care and attention.