If you know me you know I am not a pet person. I have never been a pet person, well that’s a bit of a lie the last time I wanted a pet was when I was 13. We got a cat and I hated the cat as it used to shit under my bed all the time so that was the end of me being into animals. Couldn’t wait to get rid of the naughty little cat. Secondly I get hay fever so it’s not much fun spending your life sneezing if you live with pets arah no thank you. So pets and me ain’t going to work. But recently I have discovered I have pets and I am loving it. It has changed my mind set about a few things. Micro biome’s are my pets.
What are you talking about, these pets you have?
My new found pets are in my guts and in fact there is a whole community of them living there. I knew I had bacteria living in my guts but when I watched Dr Michael Mosley documentary Guts it was fascinating. I have always had a strong interested in human biology and in high school I loved studying the cell and my favourite part of the cell is the mitochondria. The mitochondria really kick arses if it wasn’t for the mitochondria then the cell wouldn’t be able to live, it’s the powerhouse of the cell and for me I have always felt it’s the powerhouse of life. It creates energy, it creates life. Mitochondria you rock!
Back to my new found pets. My pets are in my large intestines there is a whole community of micro biomes rocking it out down there. There are good guys, there are bad guys and there are the sheep. These micro biomes are vital for our life and our health. What I love about my pets is that you need to feed them properly to keep them in balance. Otherwise the bad guys get stronger. The sheep who are neutral in the middle will take sides with whoever is stronger i.e. if you are starving your pets they literally rebellion and turn bad. They get hangry. I love it. To feed these little fellas you need to be eating leafy green’s, fruit, fibre and resistant starch. It’s vital you get food that doesn’t break down too easy as it’s needs to get to the large intestines so your micro biomes can attach to it and have a good feed. You need food that doesn’t break down just in the stomach or small intestine. This is why if you are eating to many processed foods, chips, soft foods, protein drinks etc it all breaks down before getting to your pets in the large intestines and you are starving your pets. Then your pets feed back to the brain that they are still hungry and you want to eat more even though you may have only eaten an hour ago. I find this impressive and fascinating.
This for me has been mind blowing I love a shift in how you think about your body and love epiphanies. I have a whole community, my community that I need to look after and there is trillions of them. Lately I have been consciously thinking about getting my fruit and vegetable so I can feed them. It’s really weird as having this simple explanation has to help me hugely. I am really good with eating vegetables but I do struggle a bit with fruit. I like eating it when I eat it but I don’t really grab it.
If you want to know more google Dr Micheal Mosley and he does have a book Clever Guts which I want to read next. What is great about Micheal is he is a doctor and a scientist. His research is evidence based and back up by real studies. For me this is vital as I can’t stand made up stuff that’s not backed up.
I am really excited about my community and micro biome’s are my pets. I have to look after them, I have even started eating red capsicum again. Seriously this stuff is a must read it’s really changed the way I look at food.
Have you heard about the micro biome’s?