The gut comprises the stomach, small intestines and large intestines. If taken out of you, your gut spans 25 feet and can stretch 50 feet. Its surface area can cover approximately one football field. Yet perhaps the most impressive gut statistic is that your guts are home to 100 trillion bacteria comprised of 30,000 beneficial species. Dr. Eisen’s TED talk brings home the importance of the gut bacteria or microbiome like no other talk I’ve heard. Its a worthy watch.
About the Author
About the Author: David Roberts holds a Masters in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with more than 20 years of experience working in quantitative research and has done public health work on three continents. He sees poor gut health as a leading public health crisis of our day and proper nutrition as the solution. He currently serves as Chief Public Health Officer for Biomic Sciences. More from this author.
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