Is The Microbiome our Puppeteer?


“My message today is that your state of gut will affect your state of mind. To have a healthy brain, we may need a healthy gut. We’re beginning to see, as in Pinocchio, a kind of puppet and puppeteer relationship, especially early in life, between the brain and microbiome…In the 20th century, all the focus in microbial medicine was on killing [microbes] with antibiotics and saving lives at the same time, which was great. But now we can really appreciate the importance of the microbiome in having a beneficial effect on health, including brain health.” (Lecture Video Below)


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