Microbiome Plasticity

The mystical teachings stress the health of what is narrated in Bereshit 3:1 as “Nakhash” (נָחָשׁ; Snake) corresponding to our ‘Intestinal Tract’ (Gut) and “Afar” (עָפָר; Dirt, Earth) corresponding to our ‘Microbiome’ (Microbiota). Considering the manipulative mechanism of our gut flora to multifarious functions, including development, neurobehavioural traits, cognition, fecundity, metabolism, and immunity, the harmony of our gut ecosystem is essential for our well-being.
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