When was the last time you thought about the 100 trillion bacterial cells living and working inside your body? Before you cringe at the thought, consider this: “In many ways you’re more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells…”
So begins this cleverly illustrated (and fun to watch!) video about what scientists call the human microbiome. Aren’t you just the least bit curious about where all those bacteria come from and what they do? Or why your personal bacterial population is different from that of everyone else you meet? Perhaps even more intriguing is how our obsession with cleanliness is affecting our healthy gut microbes—and why probiotics may be able to help. Check it out!