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3 Ways to Feed Your Microbiome

Q: I’ve heard a lot about the microbiome lately. Could you tell me in plain English what that is and why it’s important?

—Sebastian F., Mt. Vernon, Ill.

a: The microbiome is made up of the genetic material found in the trillions of cells—including bacteria, viruses, and fungi—that live inside our bodies and on our skin.

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