Gut microbiota is a rapidly moving field of research generating growing interest in media and society in general. An example of this interest is the huge number of articles published in the media and programs featured by TV and radio broadcasters focusing on the key role it might play in our physical and even psychological health. In this very vein, today we would like to recommend a newly-launched content from the BBC, which is worthy of your consideration.
BBC Radio 4 has devoted three episodes, 30-minutes each, to the human microbiome, which it calls the “strange invisible world of our non-human selves”.
The program deals particularly with our gut microbiota, that influences our health after the birth. It is presented as an open window to our brain and the possibility to improve mental health. This series, for example, tries to answer the question how to modulate gut microbiota to stay healthy or beat chronic diseases.
There are also thought-provoking interviews with different speakers, including John Cryan of the APB Microbiome Centre in Cork (Ireland), who talks about the role of microbes on social behavior, what we know as the gut-brain axis.
As gut microbiota science moves forward unveiling its importance in the maintenance of our health, we will continue sharing with our readers newly published content that might help to have a better understanding of this amazing field. Stay tuned with Gut Microbiota for Health!