Friday, April 11, 2014

Less Human Than Human.....

A friend of mine posted on facebook something about these ferocious looking creatures called "Demodex Folliculorum" or Lash Mites. They are alien looking creatures that live on your eye lashes and within your pores without you even knowing it because they are so small. It got me thinking about a fact I heard a while back.

You may not realize this but you are only 10% human and 90% bacteria.  Hard to believe but there are over 1,000 strains of bacteria living on or within your body upwards in the 100 trillions. We are more of a symbiotic organism than anything. 

We wouldn't be able to live without these bacteria.   The bacteria in our bodies help digest our food, fight off disease, break down vitamins, and give us x-ray vision (at least it does for me). 

Next time you see some mold growing on that opened yogurt container you forgot about in the back of the fridge just realize that might be some of the same stuff helping you turn food into poop.


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