Your amazing gut flora or microbiota and its effect on your health

Colin Holding, Live life - love life

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10 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Welcome

      3:07
    • 2. What you will learn

      1:10
    • 3. What and where is the microbiota

      3:02
    • 4. Microbiota and digestion

      4:23
    • 5. Microbiota and brain health

      3:05
    • 6. Microbiota and mmune health

      6:38
    • 7. The modern day dilemma

      4:05
    • 8. The solution

      3:37
    • 9. Nurturing the gut microbes

      3:27
    • 10. In conclusion

      1:44

About This Class

You may have heard of gut flora, microbiota, microbiome, commensals. These are the microbes that hitchhike on and in your body. You may have thought yeh fine a few little microbes and if I wash my hands enough, they're not gonna hurt. It's true they won't hurt in fact quite the opposite - they are essential for good health. They help digest your food, they produce the precursors to many of your neurotransmitters, they help control your weight, they are key components of a healthy immune system. 
... and there aren't just a few of them - there are between 40 and 100 trillion - that's about 10 times the number of human cells you have in your body.

This course explores the microbiota or gut flora... you will learn:

- What and where it is
- What it does
- Why modern western living and diet gives it a hard time
- How to look after it and make sure it's healthy which means you are healthy.

So welcome to this short course - let's dive headlong into your gut and make acquaintance with your microscopic friends.