How do we become so complex if we humans have so few genes? What sets us apart from other animals? Do you know it, it’s called bacteria? When humans evolved, our bacterium modified, and it was our bacterium instead of our genes that created humans. As impressive as it may seem, most of what happened between us and what will happen to us in the future is determined by the bacterial condition of our stomach, face, and skin. So let’s stop focusing on 1 percent of our care and start paying close attention to 99 percent of the genes that we create.
it’s all about microbes
You may feel a little uncomfortable with the idea that we have no complete control over our own bodies. But in reality, the opposite is true. When we learn how to be a good host for our microbes, we can gain a lot of control over how well we age and how long we live.
Your luck doesn’t fall into your genes at all — it stays in your microbiome. many of your decisions about food and personal care products affect how much happiness they feel in their home.
Oddly enough — and here’s what you need to keep in mind — whatever happened to your parents or grandparents, the results contribute very little to your luck and longevity. Much of your destiny switch resides within you and on you. These microbes have invested heavily in their condo — they want it to stay in good condition for a long time.
the survival of microbes depends on you
Their survival depends on you, and yours on them. We know this from germ-free rat experiments that have a shorter lifespan and are more prone to disease than mice with normal bacteria because without contact with these germs their immune system never develops properly.
Your gut germs are there to help you. Your health and your longevity’s fate totally depends on your gut buddies, the other you, or the unseen within you.