The human body contains a complex combination of microorganisms, or microbes, that live on and throughout the body. Many of these small organisms live in the stomach, small intestine, and colon. The collection of these microorganisms, including bacteria, is called the microbiome and its scale is quite staggering – there are trillions of them!
Your microbiome is just as unique as it is complex in adapting to your environment, activity levels, and what you eat each day, in order to keep your system healthy. In our hurried world where exercise is lacking, stress is commonplace, and many people don’t have access to fresh foods, it’s important to understand how the gut works and how to work with it because it’s always working for you. For instance, the microbiome plays an essential role in shaping fundamental physical functions, like regulating your immune system and how food gets metabolized.
The importance of eating whole, less processed foods and fitting in 30 minutes of exercise a day is clear. And now, by breaking down how the microbiome works, we’re learning how a balanced composition of microorganisms can aid your body in essential functions. Research shows a correlation between changes in the composition of microorganisms and various disease states such as Type 2 Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The future is exciting with so much potential in the area of the human biome. When thinking about total well-being, it’s important to remember that each individual has a unique microbiome. How we live our day to day, how we respond to stresses and different environments, and what we eat influences and shapes our microbiome.
Get to know our CEO & Co-Founder, Colleen Cutcliffe as she explains the microbiome’s curative powers for the disease state. Learn how microorganisms play an important role when it comes to our health in a way that we haven’t fully appreciated or understood until today.
A healthy gut plays a critical role in the overall well-being of our entire body. Although many of us have grown up believing that bacteria is something we should be wary of, the human microbiome contains many beneficial bacteria. The scale of the microbiome is massive — there are more than a trillion microorganisms, or bacteria, working with our natural systems to improve bodily health.
Every individual has a unique microbiome composition that is dependent on diet, lifestyle, and environment. Poor diet and stress can influence and drain the beneficial bacteria allowing for more harmful ones to move in. Without these beneficial microorganisms, the body has a hard time absorbing the complex nutrients we consume.
Increasing studies show that chronic diseases are linked to an imbalance of these microorganisms in the gut microbiome. Pendulum began as a discovery platform to understand the microbiome and important factors to consider when looking at disease solutions. After several years of research and growth, we have developed cutting edge technology to identify, test and develop novel, condition-targeted formulations of bacterial strains and prebiotics to deliver novel approaches to managing chronic diseases. We are motivated by the goal of creating innovative and natural solutions that improve health and wellness in all of our lives.