On 28 April 2020 I finished a course that I absolutely love. This was Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome. I learned so much about the influence of breast milk on the infant microbiome, I'm totally in awe about this perfect system that nature created.
I think this has been one of the most interesting courses I have done. And I admit, I've done quite a few.
The impact that Breast Milk has on the human microbiome is absolutely fascinating.
It starts right after birth, so it certainly has a huge impact on the infant micobiome, but not just that, it has an impact on the microbiome for the rest of the life of that child.
Certain chronic illnesses happen more frequently in children who have been artificially fed. That is huge.
That is a huge impact on the health care systems globally.
I'm very keen on helping women who are struggling breastfeed their children because it is so super important to not stray from nature's design. It's all that way for a reason.
In this course I learned a lot about the research that has been done over the last 10 years on the human microbiome. I'm literally fangirling the microbiome according to my kids, that's how utterly fascinating this all is. I have been convinced that the microbiome is a major player when it comes to health. Well... I've come to the conclusion that it's not just a major player, it's the biggest player.
We really need to learn to feed and farm out microbiome and live in harmony with our microbiome in stead of fighting it. We need to make sure it is balanced by feeding and farming. Not fighting and killing off. Our health is not a war. It's an intricate system of keeping the balance with all those microbes that help us. We need a symbiosis. It's crucial to our health.