How your health is linked to your gut bacteria? The biggest, complex, diverse and most important microbial habitat is our gut! It fights off infections, strengthens our immune system, signals cells, regulates our metabolism, how much energy we burn or how much fat we store. Some scientists even believe that diseases like colon cancer, diabetes…Read More
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Pathogenesis or Salutogenesis?
Health is beyond the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. It’s a basic human right, essential for a long and happy life, and something we should all strive for. Traditionally in medicine and health studies, pathogenesis works retrospectively from disease to determine how individuals can…Read More
Our Gut Health briefly explained
This week in my Human Nutrition course at university, we are tackling the digestive system’s mechanisms in digestion, absorption and metabolism; as well as the gastrointestinal microbiome, prebiotics and probiotics. One of the course’s recommended content is this video, the Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome. A very charming animation explaining our gut microbiome. That…Read More