Brainstorm a list of behaviors that an individual could engage in that could cause changes to a gut microbial community.
- Eating diverse food – Different food types will provided different nutrient and vitamin, and having these kind of resource could increase the diverse range of gut microbes. The more diverse the microbes inside the guts, the better they could maintain our health. Eating something like vegetable and fruits could help us intake more fiver that benefit the growth of microbes in out gut, too.
- Take probiotics and health supplements – Nowadays, people been really busy on their daily tasks that fewer and fewer people have time to manage their diet or exercise. Consuming probiotics and some health supplements like vitamin K or vitamin C could help our guts maintain some of the basic need on specific nutrient that we can not produce by our own. Some probiotics also can prevent bad microbes for over growing.
- Limit intake of antibiotics – Antibiotics might been the fastest way to cure a infection or fever, but it also have a potential of killing some of the microbes that are benefit to us. In addition, antibiotics also have a potential of helping some bad microbes become stronger once they overcome the damage of antibiotics.
- Stay Clean – “long-stay care” environment is one of the factor for having a healthy microbes in out guts, doing things like washing hands before and after you eat, and cleaning house once a day to limited the possibility of intake any microbes into our body.