Reference Number: 337
The composition and activity of the gut microbiota codevelop with the host from birth and is subject to a complex interplay that depends on the host genome, nutrition, and life-style. The gut microbiota is involved in the regulation of multiple host metabolic pathways, giving rise to interactive host-microbiota metabolic, signaling, and immune-inflammatory axes that physiologically connect the gut, liver, muscle, and brain. A deeper understanding of these axes is a prerequisite for optimizing therapeutic strategies to manipulate the gut microbiota to combat disease and improve health.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS STUDY
This study highlights the importance of retaining a good balance of beneficial gut microbes in order to support all our body systems and retain the strength of our immune systems. We can help to do this through the consumption of our sourdough bakes, where the fibre from the cereal grains and fermentable carbohydrates allows our probiotic gut microbes to thrive.