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Human microbiome


  • Provides various metabolic functions that humans lack

  • Breakdown of sugars

  • Production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA)

  • Production of vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12, K, H) and essential amino acids

  • Production of usable calories (up to 10%)


Microbes include bacteria, eukaryotes and viruses


  • The human intestinal flora varies between individuals

  • Populations within different countries are similar but different between countries


An imbalance in the microbiome has an impact on a wide range of diseases, this has been scientifically proven, including obesity, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.


e.g. B. Influence of intestinal bacteria on obesity


Bacteria absorb more energy from food.


We work with thatBiovis Institute together and offer the analysis of the “good” intestinal bacteria as a stool test:

Our “good” intestinal bacteria - the microbiome

April 13, 2018

The intestinal microbiome - or 5kg of bacteria in our intestines. They influence our immune system, whether we are fat or thin and our mood. More about targeted analysis and treatment (

Do you think ...? Findhere the information brochure for it.

Biovis diagnostics

Medical practice services

Nutrition 2.0


According to the latest scientific findings, humanity can be divided into different intestinal groups: three enterotypes. Like blood groups, they are not gender or age specific and are not tied to ethnic groups.

Broadcast from Wednesday, April 6, 2016 on 3sat: Video

“News from the Middle Kingdom: The Intestine”

April 8, 2016

Clive Cookson

Scientists have grasped the importance of the microbiome just as modern lifestyles are ravaging it.



Cross-sections of some of the fruit and vegetables that make for a healthy microbiome, as captured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


Photographer: Alexandr Khrapichev/University of Oxford/Wellcome Images

The inside story of the microbiome

June 12, 2015

Medical practice services
Services of the medical practice MagenDarm Switzerland

In our practice we offer you various specialist medical examinations and therapies for gastrointestinal complaints including liver diseases and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).

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