Come and meet your bacterial superheroes! A video series to understand gut microbiota
“It’s IN you, it’s ON you. It’s YOU!” This is the wordplay used to introduce a new four-part video series about human gut microbiota that’s just been released by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. This animation project pursues the goal
“It’s IN you, it’s ON you. It’s YOU!” This is the wordplay used to introduce a new four-part video series about human gut microbiota that’s just been released by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. This animation project pursues the goal of educating people on how to protect, enhance and improve their digestive health.
The videos invite the audience to explore the rich and diverse world within us, formed by over 100 trillion, brightly-coloured, microorganisms: the bacterial ‘superheroes’ living in our guts! We learn how these “superheroes” work to protect us, or how they may be affected by diet or probiotics.
We celebrate this new educational, easy way of learning about the essential role that the gut flora plays in our overall health.
GMFH Editing Team
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Konstantina Zafeiropoulou is a dietitian with strong scientific interest in the diet-microbiota interactions and their role in human health and disease. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, during which she explored the involvement of gut microbiota in the etiopathogenesis of Celiac Disease and evaluated the gluten free diet-microbiota interactions. She is currently a PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC unraveling the role of gut microbiota and long-term dietary patterns in the development of postoperative colorectal anastomotic leakage. Follow Konstantina on Twitter @zaf_kon
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