Ruairi Robertson is nutritionist, microbiologist and neuroscientist, as well as an expert about the link between the gut and the brain. In this talk, held at the TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica event with the title ‘Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain’, Robertson explained how our intestines and the microbes within them can influence both physical and mental health—and most importantly, how our diets may be able to influence this relationship.
Inflammatory bowel disease covers chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Find out more about the typical and atypical forms of IBD and what science knows about how the gut microbiota is involved in its development.
The gut microbiota influences sports performance and resilience after physical exercise. Also, practicing moderate exercise on a regular basis results in a healthier bacterial composition and, therefore, better physical and mental health.