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Exploring the Human Microbiome (7-Week Class) (Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:00am)   NEW!

A healthy microbiome, the population of helpful bacteria that live in and on our bodies, is a critical factor contributing to the wellness of an individual. Conversely, an out-of-balance microbiome has been implicated in the dysfunction of many human systems, ranging from the digestive system to the immune system to the nervous system, leading to chronic illness. In this course we will develop a deeper understanding of 1) the commensal bacteria living on and in our bodies, 2) what these bacteria do, 3) the consequences of altering the mammalian microbiome, 4) the factors that help maintain a fully functional microbiome. Class size limit: 110.

Suggested Reading: Title: 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness Author: Collen, Alanna Title: The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health Author: Emeran Mayer Title: Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes In, On, and Around You Author: DeSalle, Rob, Perkins, Susan L. Title: The Human Microbiome: The Germs That Keep You Healthy Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch Title: The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life Author: Dietert PhD, Rodney.


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