Last Monday February 17th, the students could enjoy an interesting Small Talk Session in the school Chillautrum. The talk was a little difficult but really fascinating. Sari Arponen, the presenter, is from Finland but she has been living in Spain for more than 30 years. She is a doctor specialized in Intern Medicine whose PhD was about epidemics. Lately, she is also specializing in psychoneuroimmunology and endocrinology.
She started talking about the human aura, millions of microorganisms that surround every human being and make every single body unique. Our own human aura exchange some of those microorganisms in every human interrelation. We have bacteria and other microorganisms inside our bodies too.
Sari gave us an example. When people has smelly feet is due to their bacteria. It isn’t their fault, we should blame the bacteria of their personal aura. Furthermore, the same happens with Parkinson’s. Dogs or special people could detect if you’re suffering from Parkinson or even if you will eventually suffer from this disease. That is incredible for me. It is really useful for the medicine.
Then, she went on to talk about some definitions (microbiota, metagenome and microbiome). In addition, she told us all about the kind of microorganisms: bacteria, virus, phages, fungus, protozoa, mites… I remember I thought “OMG! We have a small ecosystem in our bodies”. A lot of these microorganisms are unknown. That was amazing.
Moreover, the microorganisms are influenced by a lot of things. For example: babies, sports, diets, pets, drugs, pollution. Sometimes it helps us but other times the microorganisms can be “bad guys”. But, the environment influences us too. So, if we want to be healthy, we have to save the planet. Because, there is no planet B.
Finally, she recommended us two books and three links where we could get further information. This is good because it was an interesting topic. We don’t know our bodies and it’s necessary to learn more about ourselves. Sari told us a lot of things about this difficult topic but in an entertaining way. Thus that made it easier to understand.
Dietert, Rodney, The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life.
Anderson, Scott C., Cryan, John F. & Dinan, Ted, The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection.