Gut health and microbiome are hot topics that go together. Like most hot topics, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Teach your audience the facts with our Microbiome and Gut Health PowerPoint show.
Our presentation covers all the basics, answering the questions your clients are asking:
- What exactly is the microbiome?
- What factors affect the microbiome?
- Can I change my microbiome?
- How does my microbiome affect my health?
- What foods play a role in a healthy microbiome?
- What are probiotic supplements and should I take them?
Our PowerPoint show has everything you need for an interactive, informative class on the microbiome. We give you many options so you can adapt the presentation according to your audience, time-frame, and available technology. Purchase our show or use our ideas in yours to include:
- “Taking Care of Your Gut” – a handout your clients can take home with them.
- Click a link to watch all or part of “How our microbes make us who we are,” a TED Talk by Rob Knight, PhD.
- A pop quiz to engage your audience and see what they’ve learned.
- Click on a variety of links to access the latest research and information. Nature has a great one here.
Research on the microbiome is exciting, but there’s still a lot to learn.
The bottom line: Your best bet for a healthy gut is to eat more high fiber, plant-based foods, and less processed foods and high-fat animal products. Yep, a plant-based diet wins again!
The microbiome is a hot topic and the emerging research is exciting. Our Gut Health poster does a great job of explaining what we know so far – diet impacts your microbiome and your microbiome impacts your health.
Whether you’re counseling a patient with an autoimmune disease or teaching a class on weight control, the microbiome is relevant. Researchers think gut health affects the immune system, mood, body weight, inflammation, food allergies, certain autoimmune diseases, and more.
Here are 6 microbiome basics and lesson talking points to go along with the Gut Health poster:
- Your gut is home to trillions of microbes – we call this your microbiome. Some of the microbes are beneficial and some are not.
- Researchers think the microbiome influences our health, including the immune system, mood, body weight, inflammation, food allergies, and certain autoimmune diseases.
- In a healthy microbiome or a healthy gut, the beneficial microbes keep the bad ones from taking over and causing problems.
- What you eat impacts your microbiome, as does adequate sleep and physical activity.
- These foods support a healthy microbiome: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein (plant and animal sources).
- These foods support an unhealthy microbiome: added sugars, processed foods, alcohol, too much animal protein, and saturated fat.
Make sure everyone knows that a healthy gut is just one more reason to eat a plant-based, high fiber diet. For more information, check out the microbiome glossary on our sister site. You can also purchase our PowerPoint presentation and floor decal.