The Alien Within Your Gut


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Player FM과 저희 커뮤니티의 Dale Richardson and Tracy Devlin, Dale Richardson, and Tracy Devlin 콘텐츠는 모두 원 저작자에게 속하며 Player FM이 아닌 작가가 저작권을 갖습니다. 오디오는 해당 서버에서 직접 스트리밍 됩니다. 구독 버튼을 눌러 Player FM에서 업데이트 현황을 확인하세요. 혹은 다른 팟캐스트 앱에서 URL을 불러오세요.

Thanks to two Australian researchers, the discovery of a little known bacteria has suddenly thrust major gastrointestinal diseases into the spotlight. Despite winning them a Nobel Prize in Medicine, the medical community were skeptical at first about the devastation this bacteria could cause in humans, and it wasn't until a self-sacrifice took place that it really gained traction.
We now know the links between Helicobacter Pylori and gastric ulcer, gastric cancers and the more common GORD/GERD, and Dale and Tracy run help explain where this bacteria comes from, and what exactly it does to our gastrointestinal tract.
Evidence suggests this has been around for over 50,000 years, but thankfully in Western medicine, it is deemed an endangered species (yes, that exists for bacteria). But why is it so common in other cultures without causing significant illness? Join us for a look at the hardy bacteria that is seen as a major contributor to health costs around the globe.
Episode written and Recorded by Dale Richardson and Tracy Devlin
Music by Shades of Grey

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