The Aging Gut: A Lifelong Profile of Your Microbiome

The Urban Monk

Life in the Womb

For example, antibiotic use, a processed diet rather than a whole foods diet, and lifestyle choices of the mother all feed her (and baby’s) internal systems and create bacterial colonies.

Post Birth

From the method of birth — vaginal or c-section — to the choice to breastfeed or use formula, and even whether or not the baby was born full-term or preterm, all play into the microbial make-up of their little, tiny guts.

Adult Life

Old Age



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