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Today, I am watching Episode 5 of the #Interconnected #microbiome series, called "Leaky gut - leaky brain - leaky kids".
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The first part of the episode is mainly about the gut-brain connection. The main message is that you need to eat good food (fiber, vegetables) to send good signals to your brain. This is good information that can help many people.
But the summary of the first part, as given by the presenter on this slide, has some errors that should have been edited out.
1. "Enteroception" appears to be a vague term that only occurs 3 times in Pubmed, so there is no widespread scientific support for it.
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Here is my report from episode 4 of the #Interconnected #microbiome series. The title is: "Trouble With Toxins".
The episode starts off with making us scared. The presenter says:
"We will look at the elephant in the room: The billions of pounds of toxins that are suffocating ourselves and our health. "
I am not sure how to fact check this, but this seems very hyperbolic.
At about 2m, we hear: "Since 1980, we have up to a 7-fold increase in type 2 diabetes. We've seen our population gone up from a very small percentage, maybe 10% obese, to now over 30% obese and 70% overweight."
Let's fact check.
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Earlier this week, I tweeted about Episode 1 of the #Interconnected series on the human #microbiome. See
Let's take a look at some other episodes (new thread).
The series features a mix of microbiome scientists, many of whom I have collaborated with and respect a lot, functional medicine doctors, and chronic disease patients. So, the documentary has a lot of great information, some inspiring stories, and some #FakeNews.
The problem with the series is that it is hard to distinguish between the correct and the incorrect information, especially if you are not a scientist.
By watching this series, you might learn a lot and be inspired, but please proceed with caution.
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V. thought provoking seminar today @TRI_info by Prof John Huss entitled ‘Ecological medicine & medical ecology’. Discussed were ecological strategies for #coral remediation and the #microbiome. But more interesting was unpacking the #philosophy of biological research!.... (1/12)
The field of microbiome #research is still very young, and it’s hard to get a handle on what is established and where exactly the field will progress (2/12)
However, there seem to be two different concepts thrown around when people talk about the microbiome:
a) Micro-biome: a biome of microbes, an ecological conception.
b) Microbi-ome: the microbial genome, a molecular conception.
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This #WorldOceansDay I'm inspired by all the dedicated people working everywhere to understand and protect the dominant geographic feature of our planet. So today I'm going to be tweeting about just a few of those people to spread the news of their good deeds
1st up @HeatherKoldewey. Heather is at @OfficialZSL & has done incredible work with @projectseahorse, @Nets2Carpet and the Chagos MPA with @Bertarelli_fdn. Any one of those would be huge, but all three is just amazing.…
Nxt @CoralReefFish Luiz Rocha, originally from Brazil, is leading a team of folks @calacademy discovering new fish diversity in the gloom beyond regular SCUBA depths, using rebreathers. Every bit as hard as space walking, maybe harder.…
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