Our Gut, also known as the microbiome, is where the “friendly bacteria” live. The friendly bacteria actually makes up 70-80% of our Immune system. This area called our ‘Gut’ IS our “Conductor”. The “Instruments” are our organs. The conductor tells each organ when to play, for how long and with what degree of intensity. The end result could be called our “body music” – a well coordinated symphony of all our organs and body systems playing in perfect harmony… which equals HEALTH.
We have what’s comparable to a city lying in our Gut. Massive communication, strategic cooperation, a 100 trillion bacteria, all constantly “talking” to our brain on “what’s going on down here.” Our body is made up of approximately 10 trillion cells yet in our gut we have 100 trillion microorganisms or 10 times the amount of cells in our body. They do everything from digestion to forming a massive, highly organized defense system. Special Forces is a better description for this amazing survival mechanism built into us.