There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting the human microbiome and the health of our gut is connected to nearly every aspect of our health, from our intestinal and immune systems, to our mental and emotional states. Learn more from our collection of articles and publications on the subject.
"Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly which microbes make up the human microbiome, but it’s estimated to contain more than 1,000 species and 7,000 distinct strains of bacteria. Your gut is never alone."
Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight
Meet Your Microbes
Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes -- both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy.
Perhaps the most promising yet challenging task of modern medicine: Determining the normal microscopic inhabitants of every organ and knowing how to restore the proper balance of organisms when it is disrupted.
"Since inflammaging is thought to contribute to many diseases associated with aging, and we now find that the gut microbiota plays a role in this process, strategies that alter the gut microbiota composition in the elderly could reduce inflammaging and promote healthy aging"
Dr Floris Fransen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.
New Link Found Between Gut Bacteria and Age-Related Conditions
A new study shows for the first time that gut bacteria from old mice induce age-related chronic inflammation when transplanted into young mice.
Our microbiota undergoes the most prominent deviations during infancy and old age and, our immune health is also in its weakest and most unstable state during these two critical stages of life, indicating that our microbiota and health develop and age hand-in-hand.
Antibiotics Alter the Gut microbiome and Host Health
Antibiotics not only act on bacteria that cause infections but also affect the resident microbiota. Although this side effect has long been appreciated, advances in sequencing technologies enabled detailed study of how antibiotics alter the gut microbiome.
"The due diligence of being human means becoming AWARE of what’s different now and not the same as before and consider a value in a shift in our thinking."
DAVID OHLSON, FOUNDER
The HawaiiMana Commitment
What is the Shift to The HawaiiMana Commitment?
The "Shift" in our understanding about food and nutrient rich crops goes beyond just the farming practices like organic and non organic on top of the soil alone. It's the understanding that the condition of oursoil'sown biome below the surface is as essential to us all as our own internal gut biome certainly is. We support Regenerative Agriculture both land and sea that focuses on nutrient rich or nutrient dense soil producing crops over the larger commercial or Intensive Agricultural farming methods that focus more on high calorie and starch content crops that end up with significantly depleted vitamin and essential mineral content in our fruits and vegetable and thus end up in our own gut biome just as depleted. Healthy soil produces healthy plants that produce healthy people, and healthy plants don’t always need fertilizers... and neither do people.
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