This is a bit different from my usual posts… but it is related to fermenting, so I thought I’d share anyways.
However, before I delve too deeply into the waters of the Human Microbiome Project, I should confess that I have a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, and could be categorically described as someone who “likes science-y stuff”. So I will try to be brief, non-technical and to the point information.
1. Our bodies are home to millions of bacteria, fungus, viruses, etc. (Our bodies are a micro “tiny” biome “home”).
2. The tiny guys that live in our bodies… live everywhere, our noses, skin, guts. And the good guys help us stay healthy, the bad guys cause food poisoning. (Keep your ferments clean!)
3. Researchers want to find out more about these little guys so that they can help cure everything from autoimmune diseases to cancer. (The future is FERMENTED!)
5. If you want to help this research, for a small donation, you can find out who is living in your guts!
I realize you have to be a gut bacteria enthusiast to get excited about the prospect of learning about your gut… but I know that many Fermenting Foodies are gut bacteria enthusiasts. So if you are interested check out these links: