How to feed microbiome, your second immune system against food-borne diseases

Did you know that the 3rd main ingredient in a mother's milk cannot be digested by babies? This nutrient (oligosaccharides, or in simple words - fiber) is food for the bacteria living in our guts, which helps regulate our metabolism.

The food industry has deconstructed food into it's basic building blocks, and reassembled it using cheaper ingredients. But when the food industry discards ingredients that do not directly contribute to our nutrition, they often throw away valuable fiber, which contributes to gut health. 

Check out the two videos below how the microbiome works:
 

The first part of the lecture streamed live on 15 Feb 2017. Edible Education 101 is a weekly lecture series that brings world renowned experts - leading academics and practitioners - to UC Berkeley to share their visions, research, and experiences with food, and discuss its critical role for our culture, well-being and survival.

When you lack fiber - your microbiota eats your guts.
— J.Sonnenburg

The third part of the lecture streamed live on 15 Feb 2017. Edible Education 101 is a weekly lecture series that brings world renowned experts - leading academics and practitioners - to UC Berkeley to share their visions, research, and experiences with food, and discuss its critical role for our culture, well-being and survival.

 

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Aleh Manchuliantsau