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The Hungry Microbiome Part 3: Gut Microbiome

Welcome to the third installment in our four-part animated series on the digestive system. Today’s episode is all about the Gut Microbiome. As we learned last week, we have many millions of bacteria in our insides. 229 more words

Education

The Hungry Microbiome Part 2: Starch

Welcome to the second installment in our four-part animated series on the digestive system.

Today we’re talking about starch – so let’s start with some background. 549 more words

Education

Your Internal Ecology

On this blog, we stress that individuals are not isolated units, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the microbial ecosystem that is the human body. 555 more words

Health & Wellbeing

The Irony of the Appendix

Most of my friends don’t seem to know that scientists have discovered the function of the appendix.

Along with this discovery came new evidence that each human gut has one of three types of bacteria colonies, much like each blood stream has a blood type.   398 more words

Irony

All Your Guts Are Belong To Us (What's Your Enterotype?)

A recent study published in Nature and noted in the New York Times has discovered the intestinal ecosystems of human beings fall into distinct types.  While we all host many different varieties of bacteria, our guts are apparently dominated by… 940 more words

Health/Body-hacking

Gut bacteria, second brain, etc

Mind & Brain