The gut micro­bio­me is asso­ci­at­ed with many meta­bol­ic and gas­troin­testi­nal dis­eases, like obe­si­ty, Type 2 dia­betes, and inflam­ma­to­ry bow­el dis­ease. 60 to 70 mil­lion peo­ple are affect­ed by diges­tive dis­or­ders, and over 97 bil­lion pre­scrip­tions are writ­ten annu­al­ly to treat these debil­i­tat­ing ill­ness­es. But a poor diet is the most impor­tant fac­tor that can deter­mine whether you get meta­bol­ic and gas­troin­testi­nal dis­eases.