Gut Health Poster - Microbiome Poster 12" x 18" Laminated Exam Room Size Poster
The Gut Health Poster explains the emerging research about our body's microbiome, the microbiota and its genes. It gives consumers one more reason to eat a plant-based, high fiber diet and to get enough sleep and exercise.
The body is a host to trillions of microbes. They outnumber the body’s cells by 10 to 1 and weigh almost 3 pounds in the average adult. The microbiota and its genes are called the microbiome. What you eat influences your microbiome, which may have a significant influence on your health and help you reduce inflammation, weight gain, some auto-immune orders, and the risk of diabetes.
This infographic poster explains the importance of a high-fiber, plant-based diet along with getting enough exercise and sleep each day to improve and maintain gut health. It also helps people realize the value of minimizing or moderating alcohol, sugars, excessive animal protein, and saturated fat.
Research on the microbiome is in progress and one researcher, Rob Knight, PhD, author of Follow Your Gut, co-founder of American Gut, and UC San Diego Professor, has stated The Earth Microbiome Project is the largest crowd-funded research project in the world. Rob explains that we now have the computing power to understand the microbiome and to use the information for research. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has a special site dedicated to its study.
The microbiome may influence many aspects of our health including: our immune system, moods, sleep, weight, the amount of inflammation in our bodies, allergies, and the autoimmune system. While the research is very new and emerging, it is fun to learn more and to see one more reason why a low-fat, plant-based diet is even more beneficial. Healthy people have the most stable and diverse microbiomes.
Rob Knight, PhD, cautions, the research is too new to make any recommendations for interventional changes to the microbiome and that a whole year of high-fiber, plant-based eating is what can influence it. In his book, Follow Your Gut, he states that eating a more vegetarian diet is beneficial but it will only slowly change the microbiome while switching to a high-fat, meat and cheese based diet will drastically change it to a less desirable state. Healthy people have a diverse and plentiful micriobiome that is stable over time.
Specs: 12x18" laminated, English, audiences 12 - 100
Topics: fiber, microbiota, microbiome, digestion, gut health, American Gut, digestive health, plant based diet, diet and health, nutrition
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