Prof. Simon Carding, Leader of the Gut Health and Food Safety Research Programme, Institute of Food Research and Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, describes our current understanding of the human gut and its relationship with its human host and introduce the provocative proposal that gut microbes influence when, what and how often we eat!
Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
Food scientist Heribert Watzke gives us some insight into our "gut brain" on TED. It gives us a look into the communication and mechanics between our main brain and our gut brain. It is amazing with more research going into the digestive system how much of a role it plays on our health. How it communicates with our main brain, bacteria, diet, probiotics, antibiotics and how this complex environment is influenced and influences us more than we have ever thought in the past.