Heard about the microbiome? Well they are your favourite bugs and they are working with you to keep you well.

You start getting bugs from your mum when you are born and they continue to accumulate throughout your life. So much so, that by the time your are an adult there are more bugs in your bowel and on your skin than there are cells in your body – maybe over 4kg worth!

They are your bugs and they stimulate your immune system and they make chemicals which keep you safe. So it’s important to look after them. If you take an antibiotic these bugs get harmed – so remember to only use antibiotics if you really need them.

Listen in as Dr John explains:

For more information on this topic go to Mayo Clinic.