Due to my antennae being tuned to all things ferment related just now, I have become a little obsessed with the human microbiome.
Because that’s what we all are, you see. A symbiotic community of microbes. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells…
Better keep them all as happy as we can then, no?
Here’s our favourite articles on the subject currently:
Some of My Best Friends Are Germs – Michael Pollan in the New York Times
Exploring The Invisible Universe That Lives On Us — And In Us – National Public Radio (great animation)
5 things you can do for a healthier microbiome in 2013 – Human Food Project
Have you too been reading up on yourself as a super organism? Any good links to share?
In February, we’re bringing Sandor Katz, the radical fermenter and author of The Art of Fermentation, to Australia to teach and talk to, superorganisms like me and like you!
Sandor will be in Australia for three weeks to show and talk about how to make a wide range of tasty ferments, and also why to make them. Your microbiome would love to attend. See you there!
Lead image by Perrin Ireland