So, why don’t we study them?
Efforts have been made in the past to study the microbial flora we live with or that lives inside us. What we know so far is that intestinal flora is largely made up of bacteria which help us digest carbohydrates, take up fats and even make vitamins of our own. But that is just one part of the story. There are many microbes in our intestine that cannot be grown under laboratory conditions and we have not been able to isolate and study them. So, we hardly know what lives inside us and what it is capable of. Until now!
- Why our colons are happy homes for bacteria (futurity.org)
- Microbes: The trillions of creatures governing your health (3quarksdaily.com)
- The Future (And Past) of Health Care (molliesong.wordpress.com)