The Most Intimate Relationship You Have: Microbes & Gut Bacteria

July 2, 2015 By

You have six pounds of hungry, little demanding microbes swimming around in and on your body. That’s 2+ million bacterial genes in your body compared to the 23,000 genes you have. Your microbes’ DNA outnumber your human DNA by 10 to 1.  Think about that for a moment: You have more non-human DNA then human DNA. Way more. Those bacteria, collectively…