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The Creatures Within Us

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and by an anonymous donor.

The human body is a a complex ecosystem for trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses—that live on or in our bodies. The sheer number of these microorganisms exceed even the number of cells in a human body. Scientists are only beginning to unravel the complex interactions between these microorganisms and their human host. While many of these creatures live in our mouths, lungs and other parts of our bodies, most are concentrated in the human gut. And while we influence what lives in our gut by what we eat and how we live, our gut microbial flora influences us—modulating hunger, food preferences and overall health.

Interestingly, a new therapeutic approach to battling chronic disease and aging may be to change your gut flora. Brian Kennedy will lead a discussion with two local experts in microbiome research, Heinrich Jasper and Will Ludington.

May 3, 2017

The Outdoor Art Club
One West Blithdale Ave.
Mill Valley, 94941
United States


Heinrich Jasper, Ph.D.

Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Brian Kennedy, Ph.D.

Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Will Ludington, Ph.D.,

Principal Investigator, Ludington Lab at the University of California, Berkeley