Microbes are the oldest form of life on earth
There are microbes everywhere. Your body contains 10 times more microbes than human cells. Each of us has a microbiome: our own community of trillions of single cell, living organisms; an integral part of us. As we look after it, it looks after us.
Most microbes are helpful; very few cause disease. In trying to kill the bad ones, we can create pathogens – really bad ones – that can make our environment and us sick.
Microbes complete the cycle of life through the process of fermentation and they are powerful antioxidants. They break down organic waste in the cycle of life and use the remaining minerals and nutrients for regeneration.
Healthy biomes contain a huge variety of microbes doing thousands of different jobs: breaking down food in the gut, delivering calcium and vital nutrients to where they are needed, and generally boosting our health and that of our soils, plants and animals.