Why are people so Healthy in Japan?

Why are people so Healthy in Japan?

When it comes to health, weight of course is not everything, but since there are so many health complications from being overweight or obese, it’s safe to say that Japan with an obesity rate of 3.5% is generally healthier than America with an obesity rate of 30%. Japan isn’t perfect, it has found itself on …

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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. One summer afternoon when Doctor Martin Blaser was still a medical student, he went to see an eleven-year-old boy who had suddenly become ill and was hospitalized. He was perfectly fine until two days earlier when he suddenly developed a fever and an upset stomach. The next day …

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How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections with the gut and another entity in our gut, the second brain, …

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Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Autism is both a devastating problem and it’s still a puzzle largely what causes or what has been causing the dramatic increase in the prevalence of this disease in the last 40 years or so. So it’s almost like an exponential increase. Part of that is really due to better diagnosis and the diagnostic criteria. …

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