Gut microbiome, the ecosystem of microorganisms living in gastrointestinal tracts, is increasingly recognized as a key to many aspects of human health. During infancy and early childhood, sequential development of gut microbiome underpins appropriate maturation of immune system and healthy metabolism, and is linked to neurocognitive development. Nutrition is essential for the process of establishing a healthy gut microbiome, with essential role of breastfeeding in early months, and the important role of diet diversity in stimulating the maturation of a diverse gut microbiome.
Microbiome Academy is dedicated to providing scientific information and resources on gut microbiome development, how this process is shaped by nutrition, and the implications for health.
Nurturing the Early Life Gut Microbiome and Immune Maturation for Long Term Health
Early life is characterized by development, including microbiome and immune maturation, with age-appropriate transitions. Given their importance for later health, early life nutrition is an important modulator for being on an optimal maturation trajectory.