The Microbiome
You have up to ten times as many microbial cells in and on your body as you have human cells. Discover how the cells that make up our microbiome can impact everything from mood, weight, sleep patterns, allergies and more.
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Baby Guts Benefit from B. Infantis
Beneficial bacteria are present at significantly lower levels in breastfed infants in developed countries than in developing countries. UC Davis researchers have developed probiotic supplements for infants to increase B infiantis in human gut biomes.
Shaping Our Dynamic Microbiomes For Lifelong Health - Exploring Ethics
Our lifespans are ever-increasing, but our healthspans are not, leading to long periods of unpleasant and expensive suffering with chronic conditions. Many of these conditions have recently been linked to the microbiome. We are constantly shaping our microbiomes through the foods we eat, the environments we experience, even the people we live and work with. Through the American Gut Project, the largest crowdsourced and crowdfunded citizen-science project yet conducted, we now...
Food is Medicine: The Krupp Endowed Fund at UC San Diego
Food is medicine. That insight inspired the late rancher and developer Dick Krupp to endow one of the largest funds of its kind to support integrative nutrition research at UC San Diego. As Gordon Saxe, MD, the director of UCSD's Center for Integrative Nutrition and others explain, the Krupp-funded projects focus on how diet and natural therapeutics can help reduce or cure common health problems. Among the projects featured – feeding cancer patients congee, a grain-based...
Future Patient/Future Doctor - Larry Smarr, PhD & Michael Kurisu, DO
Computer scientist Larry Smarr and osteopathic physician Michael Kurisu present a vision for healthcare that combines the best of allopathic and osteopathic medicine by using a more personalized, hands-on, systems-based approach to treating patients. They demonstrate this proof of concept with details on how Smarr diagnosed his own Crohn's disease by using blood and stool tests to track changes in his body. And when the symptoms became too severe, Smarr collaborated with his...
Future Patient: Larry Smarr at the Visualization Wall at Calit2
The full recording of computer scientist Larry Smarr presenting ten years of his personal health data on the Visualization Wall at his institute, Calit2 at UC San Diego. Excerpts from this talk are seen in "Future Patient/Future Doctor" (, featuring Smarr and osteopathic physician Michael Kurisu.
Future Doctor: Michael Kurisu, DO
A more detailed look at the osteopathic treatment that Dr. Michael Kurisu provided to computer scientist Larry Smarr, as seen in "Future Patient/Future Doctor" (
Your Microbiome, Your Health
UC San Diego Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering Rob Knight illustrates the enormous presence of the microbiome in humans. Knight is presented by the Library Channel at UC San Diego.
An Evening with Deepak Chopra - Writer's Symposium By The Sea 2018
Following his presentation to the 2018 Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University, Deepak Chopra, MD talks with host Dean Nelson about breakthroughs in integrative medicine and understanding the mind-body connections that lead to wellness.
The Healing Self with Deepak Chopra -- Writer's Symposium By The Sea 2018
Deepak Chopra, MD, a leading pioneer in integrative medicine, shares insights from his new book, "The Healing Self," on how to protect your immune system by managing stress and reducing inflammation – two key factors for lifelong wellness. Chopra is presented by the 2018 Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Food Insecurity, Stress, and Nutrition - Hunger for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress & Obesity, 2017 COAST/SSEW Symposium
Expert panel explores the relation of food insecurity, stress and nutrition. Panelists: Janet Tomiyama, UCLA – The Stigma of Obesity; Deborah Cohen, RAND Corporation – Stress and Built Environments; Barbara Laraia, UC Berkeley – Food Insecurity During Pregnancy; Annie Gupta, UCLA – Stress, Food, and Reward System; Emeran Mayer, UCLA- Stress and Microbiome. Recorded on 10/25/2017.
Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs For Your Child's Developing Immune System with Rob Knight
In discussing his new book, "Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs For Your Child's Developing Immune System," author and UC San Diego Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering Rob Knight explains how the microbiome works and offers guidance for parents on boosting their children's health. Knight is presented by the Library Channel at UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/24/2017.
The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Exploring Ethics
On our current trajectory, 300 million excess deaths will occur due to antibiotic resistance to by 2050. What can be done change our path and stop superbugs in their tracks? Victor Nizet, MD discusses the roots and scope of the problem as well as novel solutions.
Brightly Colored Foods Speak to Our Genes
Rob Knight, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at the UC San Diego School of Medicine warns against the consumption of artificially colored foods. Knight promotes the genetic benefits of eating brightly colored natural foods.
Microbiomes and Aging with Rob Knight - Research on Aging
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases.
On Beyond: Hi-Tech Farming, 2015 Vilcek Prize, Building Quadcopters, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Geysers
Learning computer science and engineering by building remotely controlled quadcopters, groundbreaking research into the human microbiome, understanding geysers, high-tech approaches to sustainable agriculture, the work of the Berkeley Laboratories, and a very smart puppy, all on this edition of On Beyond.
The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes with Rob Knight -- Sages & Scientists 2016
The microbiome has great impact on your health. But as Rob Knight of UC San Diego demonstrates, the good news you have the power to alter it. Learn more about microbiome discoveries, synthetic microbes, what a healthy microbiome looks like and how the Human Microbiome Project is making this happen.
Recorded on 09/10/2016.
What Gut Microbes Can Teach Us About Sustainability
Renewable chemicals derived from plant biomass are attractive alternatives to those made from petroleum. To make them on the necessary scale chemical engineer Michelle O'Malley is looking at the digestive tract of large herbivores in order to engineer anaerobic gut microbes for improved biomass breakdown and chemical production. Recorded on 06/28/2016.
Welcome and Opening Remarks - 2015 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Gut Feelings: The Microbiome, the Mind, and Metabolic Health
Elissa Epel, Director of the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment, (COAST) at UCSF opens the 2015 conference. Recorded on 12/10/2015.
Wellbeing -- Health, Microbiome, Biofield -- Sages & Scientists Symposium 2016
The Sages & Scientists Symposium presents "Health Science" with William Mobley, MD, Chair of the UC San Diego Dept. of Neuroscience; "The Microbiome and Health" with Rob Knight, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at the UC San Diego School of Medicine; and "Biofield" with Shamini Jain, PhD, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. Recorded on 09/10/2016.
The Creatures In Your Stomach
Dr. Mimi Guarneri, President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, explains the importance of probiotics to your total health, and speculates about the future of microbiome-related medicine.
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