Human Microbiome

‘We depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive: a microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins’ – Oxford Dictionary

• We have 10 times as  many bacteria in our body as we have cells!
• Our Microbiome contains way more genes than that present in the human genome!That means that our Microbiome has the potential to hugely affect our Genetic code and expression!
• Our relationship with our Microbiome can be like multiple kinds of relationships. It’s upto us how we want to be. Do we want it to be Mutually Supportive, where we both benefit from each other, like a good
relationship? Do we want it to be Commensal where one benefits but the other is not harmed, like many
relationships? Or do we want it to be Parasitic or Pathogenic,where we as a host are harmed, like perhaps an abusive relationship?
• The wonderful balance of our Microbiome is destroyed when we take Antibiotics, when we are ill, or when our Immune system has been suppressed.
• Our good bacteria protect the Villi in our small intestine, allowing nutrients in but keeping foreign substances like chemicals, bad bacteria and unbroken down molecules of food out!
• Our Individual human Microbiomes is as unique to us as our fingerprint, unique in the types of flora, unique in the composition and unique in it’s richness.

The Good Bacteria in our Microbiome is like an ancient Fortress guarding us against the challenges of the harsh elements of nature, foreign invaders and time.But like a fortress wall, we need to take care of it so that it can survive the test of these dangers and protect us forever more.

The Human Microbiome is an ecosystem of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms in our Gut.


• Probiotics are our soldiers, and when they are rich in diversity in our Microbiome, they are our soldiers, guarding, protecting and energising us.
• They are the Antithesis to our harmful bacteria and Antibiotics.
• Since 70% of our Immune System sits in our Gut, Probiotics are Immune Powerhouses, reducing inflammation and healing Intestinal permeability.

•They are like Soldiers protecting us and keeping us healthy and safe.
•Since good and bad bacteria are forever in a battle of who is most powerful, it is upto us to create the ideal environment for there to be more good bacteria than bad, by avoiding the things that destroy it.

Chooses from Cultured veggies like Sauerkraut,Kimchi, Miso, Tempeh,Kefir, Yoghurt. Also add soluble plant fibre as Prebiotics

•We’ve also destroyed our Microbiome by not getting our hands dirty in the soil any more, by our over use of Hand Sanitisers, Pesticides and the obsession with “clean”
• Encourage your kids to get their hands dirty and play in the garden once more. Stop giving them their own bottle of hand sanitiser to use at every moment. Cut back on their processed foods. Allow them to pet their dog.
• Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins. Expose yourself to a rich variety of plant powered food to feed your Microbiome and empower those Soldiers. They are taking such good care of you!

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Thank you all for enjoying the Phytothrive journey. It’s time to say goodbye to it.

When Phytothrive began many years ago, my focus was purely on Functional Medicine, and I felt entrusted to share the knowledge of this in India, where it was quite unknown. Since then, I have gone through a process of unlearning and relearning, both professionally and personally.

I very much knew that the true essence of healing lies in India, the sacred land of yoga and Ayurveda. This inner discovery shed the light of needing to come back to the source where I began more than two decades ago, which was within the magical space of eastern ancient wisdom. I will be doing this on this very account which is now @ohahealth

Since then I have fully integrated Ayurveda and Functional Medicine, and my work has taken a new expression. I hope you will be with me and watch it unfold as Oha.

Oha is a word from The Rig Vedas, in Sanskrit with profound meanings including knowledge, excellence and the ability to bring things closer.

A new journey begins with this letting go and releasing, while embracing something new, and brings forth the promise of a whole lot more. I pray you will continue to be a part of this new journey!

Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

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