The trillions of organisms (known collectively as the microbiome) that live all over your body have a profound influence on your health. Understanding your microbiome is vitally important if you suffer from chronic diseases of the heart and digestive system, autoimmune disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders, anxiety and depression and more. The Microbiome Medicine Summit runs February 29 – March 7 and the line-up of speakers and topics is stellar!
Learn more and register here: https://qt247.isrefer.com/go/BIOME16reg/trudyscottcn/
Here are just some of the great speakers:
Aviva Romm, MD: “Connecting Women’s Health and Your Microbiome.” Dr. Romm is the author of many wonderful books on natural health for women, one of which is WomanWise. She shares:
And so we know that right now in the United States, 34% of all women are going to have a C-section. And not only that, every mom who gets a C-section also gets an antibiotic. So those babies are getting the double whammy. They’re not getting exposed to the vaginal flora and mom’s breast milk is getting affected by the antibiotic. And baby is getting some of that antibiotic. So they’re getting an antibiotic exposure, and not getting the microbiome exposure. And then a whole other percentage of babies, maybe as much as 30% of babies on top of that, are getting exposure to an antibiotic all during labor or through mom because mom is positive with something called Group B strep. And so we give the mom an antibiotic to prevent her from passing this potentially serious infection on to the baby. So anywhere from 30% to 40% of babies in the United States are being born with an antibiotic exposure or absence of that good healthy immune education.
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD: “The Relationship Between Gut Health, Mental Disorders and Mental Clarity.” Dr. Campbell-McBride is well-known for her book and program The Gut and Psychology Syndrome and the GAPS diet that benefits so many with anxiety and depression and other mood issues.
And the summit host, Raphael Kellman, MD, who created The Microbiome Medicine Summit to present ground-breaking information and a whole new perspective that could help you improve your emotional and physical wellbeing! His book is The Microbiome Diet and his talk is called “The Microbiome: The Next Revolution in Modern Medicine.”
He shares this fascinating information:
The microbiome is the community of trillions of bacteria that live in your digestive tract and elsewhere throughout your body. Collectively weighing about three pounds — the same weight as our brain — these bacteria outnumber our human cells by a factor of about 9 to 1. I jokingly tell my patients that I might look like a human, but I am really just “bacteria in a suit.” Each of us is literally more bacteria than human.
Not only do our bacteria outnumber us, their genes outnumber our genes — by a factor of 150 to 1. In many ways, their genes have more of an influence over our day-to-day life than our own genes do.
When your microbiome is balanced, you have a terrific ally that keeps your body healthy, promoting good digestion, clear thinking, balanced mood, and glowing overall health. When your microbiome goes out of balance, however, you risk such symptoms as brain fog, depression, anxiety, bad skin and insomnia — and, down the road, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
I’m not speaking on this summit but will be listening and learning along with you. Learn more and register here:
PS. I’m actually in New York city at the moment and get to hear Dr. Aviva Romm live at the Integrative Health Symposium. But when you sign up for this summit you get to hear her in the comfort of your own home! Enjoy the summit and don’t forget to share with a loved one or friend who may benefit from this too.
PPS. It starts Monday next week!