The Happy gut

A detailed look at the microbiota and how to manipulate it for optimal health


In the last few years, extensive research has demonstrated the importance of a healthy gut to our overall health. Many of the modern diseases of civilization – diabetes, obesity, autism, high blood pressure – appear to be influenced, and potentially even caused by, a dysbiotic (unbalanced) gut.

This site,, aims to provide up-to-date information on the collection of organisms in our guts, collectively known as the microbiota, and how they can potentially be manipulated to provide optimal health.