Welcome To Wondergut – Part Of The Gut Microbiome Revolution.
There is so much information at a scientific level now, about the intimate connection between the health of the 40 trillion or so microbes inhabiting our gut and our general wellbeing on a physical, mental and emotional level. They are part of who we are and they communicate with our brain in a number of ways, one of which being via the vagus nerve. Our microbes are telling our brain how we are and our brain is acting on the information; it is not just the brain issuing its dictat from its ivory skull tower.
Whilst I am the first to acknowledge that behaviour change is not easy or straightforward, if we have the right information and the right motivation, we can do so much to support our microbial tribe. By knowing what supports them and what hijacks them and making some small changes to our every-day lives, we can make a measurable difference to our health on every level.
I am here to help bridge the information gap. Not everyone wants to trawl through research papers and reference books about the insides of our guts. We nevertheless want to live our best lives and help our loved ones do the same. I am going to do the reading for you and pass on what I am learning.
The juicy stuff is here on the website, but there are snippets on facebook, twitter and instagram too. And, importantly, Elizabeth and I, the founders of Wondergut, give talks about the gut microbiome and demonstrations on how to make fermented vegetables and drinks. If this might be useful to you, follow this link.
Oh, and if you have been staring at my Background, trying to work out what they are – they are Jerusalem artichokes (not bacteria, ginger or turmeric). They are brilliant for our microbes because they are packed with just the sort of fibre upon which they thrive.