Can gut bugs change the world? Join Warren Peters on a journey into understanding your microbiome and the new discoveries changing the way we understand diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and our everyday health and wellness.
In this talk at TEDxLaSierraUniversity (California, US) held in April 2016, Warren Peters MD/MPH (Medical Doctor/Master Public Health) gives a short but inspiring talk about the gut microbiome and its relationship with our health.
Peters thinks we should be humble towards our gut microbiome. Regarding the bugs in our gut he says: Respect them, love them and take care of them.
Gut bacteria need their sleep, too
He talks about a number of different microbiome related topics, such as the number of genes in our microbiome, short chain fatty acids, artificial sweeteners and the effect on our microbiome, etc. He also gives advice on how to take care of your microbiome by proper nutrition and lifestyle. A surprising advice here is that you need to get enough sleep, because your gut bacteria also need sleep. As it turns out, gut bacteria have a circadian rhythm, just like us!
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