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BRISTOL LOVES BUGS – HEALTHY CITY WEEK
Sat 22 October 2016, 14:30 – 17:00 BST
BRISTOL LOVES BUGS
HEALTHY CITY WEEK
We share our life with around 100 trillion organisms which comprise something called our microbiome. The microbes in and on our bodies play a crucial role in human health. Keeping these good bugs happy is as important as keeping the bad bugs out!
Keynote speaker Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, will share current scientific thinking about the microbiome. Prof Tim Spector, Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College London, author of The Diet Myth, and Identically Different, will shine a light on the thousands of microbes that live in our body and show you that our diets and lifestyle have huge implications for their survival and for our overall health and wellbeing.
Prof Tim Spector directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project. His work currently focuses on omics and the microbiome. He is a prolific writer, and has written several popular science books and a blog, focusing on genetics, epigenetics, microbiome and diet.
The Bristol Loves Bug event gives the floor to Dr Esther van der Werf (Bashing the Bugs – The Extent of Antibiotic Use in Primary Care), and Dr Matthew Avison, of the University of Bristol, on the impact of antibiotics on the impact of the microbiome, and nutritional therapist Helen Cooke (Feed the Bugs – Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fermentation). Discovering bugs, food tasting, microbial mingling and The Kombucha bar to stay and mingle until 6pm.
Originally Bristol Loves Bugs was listed as a free event but we have since upgraded to a much bigger venue and need to meet the costs of the venue, speakers' travel, and refreshments included in the ticket price. So we have decided to make a modest charge of £5 for tickets (£5*plus eventbrite booking fee). However we don't want people to miss out on this event because of financial difficulties so we have allocated a quota of free-of-charge tickets. If you feel this applies to you please email Events@portlandcentrehealthcare.co.uk and we will try and accommodate on the basis of need.
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