We are only 10% human
We are an ecology, a collective; 90% of our cells are micro-biome, or various forms of bacteria. We are only 10% human. One of the most significant aspects of this is that our “health” is a sum not only of our DNA and genes, but very dependent on the genes of the bacteria that live in us also.
Friends with benefits
So these figures above are interesting alongside water, where the average human is between 45% (obese) and 75% (babies, healthy) water. Two thirds of our water is intracellular, and 1/3 is in our organs and blood cells, and 1/4 to 1/3 of the cells in our blood have been created by the microbes.
Have you ever thought of this in light of buying locally produced fruit and bacteria cultured items like yogurt, yeasted bread, and ultimately any plant or animal we consume is comprised too of its environment, and in some cases the microbes of the people involved.
Mind Brain Genome Microbiome – one of the most enlightening 18 minutes with two people talking I’ve experienced lately. Deepak Chopra interviews Dr. Larry Smarr who is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at (CALIT2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. They discuss everything from the origins of life, life in the universe, consciousness, mind brain genome, environment and the science of epigenetics.
Health and wellbeing
Dr Larry Smarr believes that the four pillars of Health are:
– Stress reduction
As pointed out in this video, cortisol in your system is induced by stress and affects the environmentals of our body and that in turn affects our neurotransmitters and ultimately our mood.
The mind brain genome and related topics are active at present and there are good videos also from these other sources: