You are not human, you are a walking bacterial colony,” says the Belgian researcher Jeroen Raes, from the Flanders Institute of Biology, in this video from TEDxBrussels. Raes discusses issues that go from the gut microbiota’s size to its functions, as well as its relationship with some of the most prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

A video that provides us with the key information for getting a better understanding of these “little friends”, who are forever with us and, as we always explain in this blog, are essential to our health and wellbeing.