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2.0 THIS SHIT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE (2)

With constant mucus flow, changing nutrient availability, and other ecosystem stressors, our internal bionts have to quickly respond to constant flux. Microbes thrive in the gut in part because they are communal organisms. In the initial colonization of the intestines, intrepid microbes looked out on the turbulent yet nutrient-rich landscape and declared it good.  They … Continue reading

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1.4 BOLDLY GO WHERE ONLY MICROBES HAVE GONE BEFORE (3)

Explorers speed up the scientific process. Because they are already experimenting with personalized health actions on themselves, they can contribute valuable data to the scientific community. Though there are many settlers who are well-informed about human health, the percentage of informed explorers is greater. By the very virtue of their exploratory adventures in health, explorers … Continue reading