Shining light on a healthy gut. The healthy gut bacteria known as microbiome is an important part of our health. These researchers state that the “human microbiome is intimately associated with human health, with a role in obesity, metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, and divergent diseases such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.” This study found that shining near infrared light on the gut had a significant impact on the health and diversity of the microbiome in mice. We certainly welcome the validation as we have many people share that their digestive health is greatly improved when they shine infrared light onto their belly. Exciting research and more reasons to shine with light for optimal wellness.