Went to a fantastic lecture today called Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease presented by a local physician. Look for future posts based on this complex system we all acquire immediately during and soon after birth and how it affects us for a lifetime.
There is much to learn about this association and the jury is still out on many claimed aspects of this relationship. Hopefully, future research may fill in some of the gaps that still exist, especially the role it may play in membrane permeability issues (allergies, food intolerance and autoimmune disease.) One disclaimer and takeaway from the lecture: It was suggested to not take any probiotic supplement unless it is prescribed by a knowledgeable physician for a specific clinical condition. This does not include feeding the microbiome by consuming prebiotic foods to be discussed in a future post.