How Our Microbiota Affects Our Health

Justin Sonnenburg, co-authhor of The Good Gut.
Topic:
Taking control of your weight, your mood, and your long-term health
Issues: The relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms that live in our gut; the ways those organisms (called “microbiota”) determine whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody; why our microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event.”

Fat-Talk Nation + The Good Gut


Susan Greenhalgh, author of Fat-Talk Nation.
Topic:
The human costs of America’s war on fat.
Issues: The politics and culture of fat in America; how the war on fat damages the physical and emotional health of our young people and disrupts families and intimate relationships; how to change the national conversation and reframe our relationship with our bodies and our health.

Justin Sonnenburg, co-authhor of The Good Gut.
Topic:
Taking control of your weight, your mood, and your long-term health
Issues: The relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organsms that live in our gut; the ways those organisms (called “microbiota”) determine whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody; why our microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event.”

Have You Seen Your Penis Lately? Size Matters (But It’s Not What You Think)

While that may sound like the punch line of a joke, this is no laughing matter. According to a new study, a frightening percentage of men have guts that are so big that they haven’t seen their penis for quite some time. And a belly that large is a ticket to a shorter (by as much as 9 years), far-less-healthy life (including increased risk for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes).
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