I was privileged to be part of EAMC’s recent post-graduate course.

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Receiving my certificate of appreciation and thank you gift (a beautiful rainbow hued shawl) for the talk I gave during their lay forum.

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My talk introduced the human microbiome and the significance of bacteria in our health.

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Before I ended, I also emphasized that the microbiome is just one of several intertwined roots that contribute to both our health and our diseases.

Date: August 18, 2016
Event: Skin for All Seasons: Revitalizing the Skin at Any Age
Topic: Redefining Germs: Your New Best Friends (A Primer on the Role of Microbes in Our Health)
Sponsor: East Avenue Medical Center Department of Dermatology
Venue: Luxent Hotel
Location: Quezon City
Philippines
Public: Public

The Human Microbiome is the community of tiny single-cell organisms that are living in and on our bodies.  Rob Knight is one of the pioneers studying human microbes and their relationship to our overall health.  He says, “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome.”

Learn more in this video of his TED talk (published Feb 23, 2015).