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I got to know about microbiome sometimes last year.

Spent good amount of time on reading about it, some books I read:

* 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness (https://www.amazon.in/10-Human-Microbes-Health-Happiness/dp/...)

* Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ (https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/938528861X)

* Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life (https://www.amazon.in/dp/0316380105)

also watched the course on Coursera about Microbiome (https://www.coursera.org/learn/microbiome), it was an eye opener.

From that reading do you have any advice, what can we do to improve our gut and health ?

the simplest advice would be less sugar, more fiber (and probably some omega-3 PUFAs). i'll add sources when i get home.

* Less Sugar

* Less refined/junk food

* Limited use of antibiotics

* More greens

* Add curd/yogurt (in not allergic in your diet)

* More dry fruits, nuts

+1, might add this TED Talk by the author of "Gut"


nice. I was not aware, she had a TED talk.

If I had to read/watch just one of these, which one would recommend?

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