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The Magic of Microbiomes

Human beings have evolved alongside trillions of tiny organisms called microbes. In fact scientists estimate there are as many microbes in your body as there are human cells!


These microbial communities are called microbiomes. You may have heard about the gut microbiome, but you actually have microbiomes in your skin, mouth, eyes, ears, nose, lungs, kidneys, urinary tract, reproductive system – basically anywhere that has contact with the outside. Each microbiome communicates with and helps support your cells and vital organs – and ultimately your overall health.



Microbiomes are their own ecosystems. They’re sensitive to temperature, pH, nutrients, and environmental influences and toxins, just like you. Healthy microbiomes have more good microbes – sometimes called flora – than bad, but there’s more to it than just numbers.


For microbiomes to thrive, they also require #diversity. Diverse microbiomes are more #resilient at handling stressors and adapting quickly to changing circumstances. You need a variety of microbes to process food and supplements, produce important signaling messages, and assist the immune system, among other crucial functions.


We know microbiomes have several critical health functions, including #immunity, digestion, energy metabolism, #sleep, brain and heart support, and healthy weight maintenance. Multiple studies have shown that an imbalance of good and bad microbes is key to a healthy microbiome and weight.


Microbiomes also served as sensors for your outside environment and as a communication network throughout your body. If you’ve heard of the gut-brain connectoin, that’s referring to the way your gut microbiome communicates with the brain in what scientists call “bidirectional axes.” We do know that more messages are sent from the gut to the brain than from the brain to the gut so that our gut health really informs our #brain health and how we feel.


There’s also a connection between the oral microbiome and the brain. Even the gut and skin microbiomes are connected. Effectively, your microbiomes communicate with your tissues and organs and receive information from other microbiomes. Fascinating, right?


Even more fascinating and concerning is that our microbiome generally declines with age, stress, sickness, prolonged antibiotic use, lack of fresh fruits and veggies in the diet, lack of restorative sleep, exposure to harmful household toxins, and lack of activity.


To address supporting the healthy flora balance in the body, doTERRA created the PB Assist line including PB Assist, PB Assist Junior sticks, PB Restore, and PB Assist+ sticks.


They are all designed to support your microbiome in a variety of ways …


doTERRA PB Restore duocaps have a time-released delivery system designed to support the microbiomes in your body, and PB Assist+ sticks provide extra support to the gut #microbiomes specifically. The live cultures in PB Assist + are microencapsulated, meaning their #protective covering allows them to survive the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach so they can reach the gut alive, where the pH level is just right for them to fluorish.


If you want to learn more about the microbiome and all of doTERRA’s natural supports for vitality and healthy living, I’d like to invite you to a free consult to discuss your needs.   You may even be eligible for our next Study group where you’ll receive 7 days of free samples + a simple protocol and virtual support to make shifts in one of four areas:  digestion, sleep, stress & anxiety, or pain management.   Reach out to me for more details on these exciting programs or to book a quick consult today.

Until next time, I wish you a restful sleep and a beautiful day!



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