Are you enriching their lives with good, healthy food choices and lifestyle habits or are you angering your trillions of guests, pushing them towards causing disease?
I wrote my thesis in medical school on stealth infections, where I concluded that health had much to do with how well we tended our microbial garden… I was greatly influenced by the little known, but ahead-of-its-time book A New Bacteriology by Sonea and Panesset. S&P hypothesized that bacteria evolved as a superorganism, a “unified global entity” engaged in rapid communication and genetic evolution across continents (appearing far more adaptive than us)!
Their superorganism abilities are essential to life….from cleansing our water and generating atmospheric gases to making vitamins, enzymes and keeping us well…if we treat them well. S&P’s conclusions were formed well before the advent of DNA analysis of microbes (they published in 1980). They foreshadowed our current understanding and truly deserve a front-and-center place in the microbial sun J