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Do Microbes Have Feelings?

Louise Plant
Written by Louise Plant

Do Microbes Have Feelings?

It was an interesting thing you know.

I had been using the good ol’ home grown milk kefir and my friend was buying the top of the range probiotics and had been taking them for well over 3 years and then you would never guess what happened.

She has a bowel test to test her bowel flora levels and there was nothing there, or negligible amounts. Now she a healthy woman, no gluten, no sugar, organic food and all that stuff, though it really made me wonder.

So it made me think to myself. Are these fancy smancy probiotics really doing the job? Now this is not about brands that work and those that don’t, she is an educated and informed therapist. To me it meant something more and I started to think about our own personal ecosystems living in our own little biome.

Let me explain.

I believe that when we grow our own cultures, they become our friends. I tell people they are like a Tamagotchi, you have to feed them, tend to them and look after them

I can explain my reasoning here further.

I used to own a raw food café and I grew kombucha and kefir and made my own ferments to sell in the shop. Over the three year period I went off on my annual Abraham cruise and I left my daughter in charge of my babies.

This did not happen once, it happened every time.

When I got back, the ferments would sulk. Yes, sulk.

It would take me about a month to get them ‘feeling’ right. They got to know me and my ways. After all they are full of microbes that have a consciousness too right?

I know my daughter knew what she was doing, after all they are all off the grid kids and have been indoctrinated with herbs, potions and all this crazy stuff from day one. She knew what she was doing.

It was just that my ferments had bonded to me, they knew me. They knew the way I nursed them, spoke to them and loved them. She loved them too and has babies (ferments not human ones) of her own. It was just that my ferments and myself had connected. Me and my microbes, both hanging out and happily doing our thing.

Kefir is fantastic as far as I am concerned and when I recently moved here and poisoned myself with uncooked taro, good old kefir came to the rescue once again. I always thought that my little pot belly was because of having three children inside of there, though that disappeared with kefir too. I love it because it makes me feel good and as far as I am concerned when we ingest something that gives us that good feeling inside then do more of it.

So it was no surprise to me when my friend told me about her test and all that money she had spent on super duper products had done nothing.

Now if this stirs you up settle down. Each of us has our own beliefs and preferences and I totally respect that. It just made me think, which can be dangerous at times, that growing our own medicines, our own food, our very own probiotics is a very powerful thing to do. And is a lot cheaper I can tell you.

What do you think?


Louise Plant is a Soul Expansion Specialist. Our mission is to raise the happiness levels of the planet.

She helps people who are disconnected, frustrated and are stuck in the cycle of failure to become connected, creatively inspired and frisky.

www.louiseplant.com.au     Email: planter@wn.com.au    Phone : 0418940653

About the author

Louise Plant

Louise Plant

Louise Plant
Soul Expansion Educator
As the creator of The Expansion Project™ I have observed that the world is facing ill health, depression, suicide and environmental problems with more people dying now than ever before.
Our mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet so that happier people can do kinder things for themselves, others and the planet.
I help people who are disconnected, frustrated and are stuck in the cycle of failure to become connected, creatively inspired and happy.

I love teaching and educating others to help empower them to make their own informed decisions and proactive choices. I look to furthering my journey to expand by teaching overseas and to share my light to larger audiences, enabling me to expand my writings, publishing and sharing.

My passions are travel, adventure, books, learning new concepts, empowering others and laughing with my family. I love seeing the light being turned on inside people, and seeing them ‘light up’ as they wake up to the real world. I have spent many years walking amongst and being the living dead and now it is time to WAKE UP and BE ALIVE.