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by Dr. Hazel Wallace
The Food Medic

S6 E8: Deep dive into the gut microbiome

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Dr. Ruairi Robertson has a B.Sc in Human Nutrition from University College Dublin and a Ph.D in Microbiology from University College Cork. He has worked in a number of Universities and research institutes around the world including Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of British Columbia. His research examines the many ways the gut microbiome affects human health, from belly to brain. He is currently based in the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, where he is researching the role of gut microbes on the health of mothers and babies.

This episode covers:
- Recap of the gut microbiome
- The hygiene hypothesis, our microbiome and immunity
- What shapes our microbiome?
- Personalised nutrition and microbiome testing
- The influence of exercise on the gut.
- The microbiome and circadian rhythms
- The Gut-brain axis
- The oral microbiome


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by Dr. Hazel Wallace