A Gut Makeover for the New Year

NY Times weighs in on new year's resolutions – specifically in regards to a new study which suggests that changing your eating habits can benefit your gut microbiota:

A Gut Makeover for the New Year"If you're making resolutions for a healthier new year, consider a gut makeover. Refashioning the community of bacteria and other microbes living in your intestinal tract, collectively known as the gut microbiome, could be a good long-term investment in your health.

Trillions of microbial cells inhabit the human body, outnumbering human cells by 10 to one according to some estimates, and growing evidence suggests that the rich array of intestinal microbiota helps us process nutrients in the foods we eat, bolsters the immune system and does all sorts of odd jobs that promote sound health."
Read the complete article at: NYTimes.com