• About Your Microbiota

    You are an excellent host! In fact, you are so hospitable that trillions of microorganisms have chosen to call your body home. Living in and on you, these tiny visitors are collectively referred to as your microbiota (my-crow-by-oh-ta).  This ecosystem, which is primarily comprised of friendly bacteria, can help you

    • digest food,
    • protect you from harmful organisms,
    • and influence your mood and energy. 

    The majority of your microbiota sets up house in your digestive tract – specifically your colon. Its constituents have, for the most part, been around for millions of years co-existing with our ancestors here at home and around the globe.

    Knowledge in this area of science is relatively new. There is much to learn but everyone agrees that there are incredible benefits to understanding the microbiota and its influence on us. Physicians see the microbiota as a catalyst for a paradigm shift in health and healthcare. The CDHF is embarking on a journey to better understand the microbiota and its impact on human health. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of discovery. 

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health