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100 Trillion Reasons to Trust Your Gut

Learn all about the microbiome, plus get your hands dirty by planting a superfood garden



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The antioxidants in citrus fruits could stave off obesity-related diseases.

Have you ever wondered why it’s called a gut instinct or gut feeling? At some level people have always suspected there’s a relationship between the brain and the stomach. When we say gut, we’re really referring to the roughly 100 trillion microbes that live there. That microbial ecosystem is called the microbiome and when it’s out of whack it may lead to a slew of health conditions. Read what affects the microbiome’s healthy balance here, plus learn the 10 disease-fighting superfoods you should be adding to your garden. 

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