From the articles I have read these 2 words are used interchangeably. However by definition microbiota are the microbes/micro-organisms themselves. Microbiome is the catalog that the organisms are placed into.
There are trillions of microbiota throughout the human body. These organisms vary depending on the part of the body you are working with. Each area of the body have unique combination of micro-organisms. These organisms are not transferable to a different location in and on the body. Researchers have discovered that each person has a different make up of microbiota.
Where do these organisms come from? A lot comes from the mother during her pregnancy and during a natural delivery. The baby is coated with microbes as they travel down the birth canal. Some microbes we get from the food we eat.
We have both good and bad microbiota in our systems. We need both for a balanced system. Hopefully there are more good than bad.
As this blog continues we will talk about a few good microbes, what they do and how we benefit from them. We will also talk about a few of the bad and how they impact our bodies.
Right now I just want to talk about the microbes in general. The science of Microbiota and the Microbiome is an ever evolving science. Researchers are discovering new strains of microbiota, and how they effect the human body. As the knowledge of microbiota expands so does the microbiome catalog. There is still a lot that science does not know.
One of the greatest medical discoveries of recent history is the antibiotic. These drugs have cured millions of people. Helped increase our life spans by probably decades. The problem with antibiotics is that they kill the good bacteria and microbes as well as the bad. So now the body is in danger of being out of balance. This is like a forest fire. The fire burns everything in its path. But from the fire comes new life and a new balance to nature. After a series of antibiotics the body needs to rebuild itself. If a good balance is not achieved the body can be susceptible to further ailments and problems.
My name is Robert. I have a goal of passing around as much information about our bodies as possible. I would like for people to understand a little bit of what is running around in their insides.
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