As this diagram illustrates the distribution of microbes or germs in our Gut has a critical impact on how we age, whether we age healthily or lurch into decline and increasingly encounter medical disorders and debilitating diseases.
Group 1 microbes decrease with age and are associated with healthy ageing. Group 2 consist of the harmful bacteria that increase with age and are associated with unhealthy ageing. Group 3 increase with age and not having enough of these has been found to be associated with unhealthy ageing. Ideally, we’d like more of groups 1 and 3 and far less of group 2.