Your body, which is actually more like a superorganism, is made up not only of 10 trillion human cells which are the products of 23,000 genes, but also of 100 trillion bacteria of various species bearing 3 million non-human genes! This means that your body has 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.

Why would that be important to you? First of all, because those microorganisms contribute to your health or diseases of nutrition, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, eczema, multiple sclerosis and many others.

And secondly, because since each human cell has the same protein-encoding potential and microbes are more diverse and dynamic than the human genome, scientists are now finding that many disorders that have increased over the years (such as allergies) aren’t caused by changes in the human genome, but by changes in the gene environment interaction, which includes the interaction with bacterial genes, which have been affected by such factors as the use of antibiotics.

Therefore, your body is a superorganism and 90% bacteria, so remember to take good care of the entire super person that you are, including the microbes that support your life functions every day!