Research on the microbial communities in our gut (known as the microbiota) has accelerated dramatically in recent years, thanks to developments in the technologies that allow us to fully enumerate and evaluate the bacterial species and strains that reside there. We now know emphatically that gut flora plays a significant role in human health and disease, so do probiotics have a role to play?.
Most people are aware that the human body is filled and covered with trillions of bacteria, they outnumber our own cells 10 to 1 and we symbiotically co-exist – with an absolute interdependence.
The Prime Minister has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”.
It was revealed that a staggering 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year, and 75% receive no help.