Mind Your Microbiome

Great viewing from ABC Catalyst.

“New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more important than previously thought is because food affects the bacteria deep inside our guts. Unbeknownst to most of us, we each carry about 1.5 kg of bacteria – that’s trillions of tiny microbes that contribute 100 times as many genes as our genomes do. In the last ten years, a technological revolution means scientists are now beginning to discover just how crucial these microscopic creatures are to our overall health…and what they’re learning is shaking the very foundations of medicine and nutrition”

Full report here: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/gut_reaction_part_1/#

Powerful Books and Podcasts

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“Hang around people that are high level thinkers. If you can’t find those people, then … leverage it by listening to podcasts, reading powerful books, things that will inspire you.” Zach Even-Esh (Bulletproof podcast #161)

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” ― Charlie Jones

An ongoing list of those I’ve found most inspiring and/or thought provoking (dates reflect listening or reading date, not publication/air date)

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