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Keith Bell on The Citizen Science of Microbiome Stool Testing and Mental Health

By Kriben Govender: Food Scientist

Food Scientist, Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science & Technology) and James Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) have a wide-ranging discussion with Citizen Scientist Keith Bell on Microbiome stool testing, strategies to modulate gut bacterial composition for optimal health, epilepsy, gut-brain axis, rain forming bacteria, the importance of viruses, gut centric remedies for anxiety and depression, microbiota - mitochondria interaction, kefir and much more   Bio:    Keith Bell is a citizen scientist particularly interested in gut-brain connection including the gut origin of seizure, underdiagnosed in epilepsy. Published articles include topics such as microbial predisposition, fetal colonization, microbe translocation and vaccine safety. He's founder of Sanitation Circle and 25 year veteran of the recycling industry with interest in sanitation and health. During the 1980s, he was a UNICEF radio spokesperson in Chicago for the annual release of State of the World's Children Report. He believes "Sanitation is Sanity" and that microbial balance is an internal and external environmental issue of the highest order. Keith founded The Gut Club in 2016 to create awareness about the importance of intestinal health to general health and provide support for treatment and prevention of metabolic disease.   Topics discussed:   The Glut Club - the hub of microbiome citizen science Analysis of stool test results Microbiome differences across the world Geography, diet and microbiome diversity Allele Microbiome Stool testing Obesity- Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes The immune response guidance by microbes The function of Peyer’s Patches Vaccine response in high Bacteroides cohort Obesity and Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) Persia the Cradle of Bacteroides Prevotella- Fibre eater Microbiome changes after migration Consequences of a shift from Prevotella to Bacteroides The Gut - Could it be the Environmental Issue of our time The Gut and Epilepsy  Rain Making Bacteria and Fungi (see laboratory experiment) CO2 sequestering by microbes Exchange breathing method for seizures Diets for Epilepsy Forum The impact of Metformin on the microbiome Bacteriophages (viruses) and early infancy immunity The River Ganges - bacteriophages Personalised medicine via stool test charts Shifting the gut microbiome Autoimmune and Bacteroides dominance Keto, Paleo, Low carb and Carnivore Diet benefits and flora shift The Microbiome and Mental Health Kriben’s struggle with anxiety and depression Environmental factors that cause depression The Gut-Brain Axis The Impact of Stress on Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli Lactobacilli, Oxytocin and empathy Oxytocin, autism, eye contact and touch Clostridium, serotonin and tryptophan metabolism Amino Acids neurotransmitter balance and microbes Serotonin Syndrome SSRIs Gut, Brain and Heart connection GAPS Diets- Natasha Campbell McBride Kefir Fermentation time and Lactobacillus domination  Fibre, Butyrate production, oxygen, microbiome modulation The importance of the mucous layer Acacia, Partially Hydrogen Guar Gum- Prebiotics Inulin and bloating Fasting and Microbiome Composition Gut Club Stool Testing Discussion Group The citizen science of sharing microbiome stool charts Autism and Stool test results Faecal Microbiome Transplants Probiotic enemas Breastfed baby poop- untapped medicine Infant stool History in China Bacteroides dominance The impact of excess Bifidobacteria and Akkermansia Race, Gender and Geography of Microbiome Diversity Microbiome and Mitochondrion interaction The impact of antibiotics on mitochondria and ROS production Keith’s top gut health tip Microbial modulation of Vitamin D Dr Jack Kruse interview - Light and the Microbiome Brought to you by:   Nourishme Organics The Gut Health Superstore   Shop Gut Health here:   Use code guthealthgurus for 10% off        Allele Microbiome- Australian Provider of World Leading Metagenomic Whole Genome Stool Testing   Learn more about Metagenomic DNA based Stool Testing:       Connect with Keith Bell   Website-       Connect with Kriben Govender:    Facebook- Instagram- Youtube- Gut Health Gurus Facebook Group: Mito Wellness Support Facebook Group:   Download links                 If you enjoyed this episode and would like to show your support:   1) Please subscribe on Itunes and leave a positive review     Instructions:   - Click this link   - Click "View in Itunes" button on the left-hand side - This will open the Itunes app - Click the "Subscribe" button - Click on "Ratings and Reviews" tab - Click on "Write a Review" button   Non-Itunes users can leave a Google Review here:     2) Subscribe, like and leave a positive comment on Youtube   3) Share your favourite episode on Facebook, Instagram, and Stories 4) Let your friends and family know about this Podcast by email, text, messenger etc   5) Support us on Patreon for as little as $5 per month and get same day, early access to our latest podcasts (typically around 4 to 6 weeks earlier than the general public)     Thank you so much for your support. 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