IBD Newsweek Oct 21, 2013

Hello, here’s the second episode of The WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek. It is a weekly video recapping interesting news and happenings within the inflammatory bowel disease world.

Links to the News:

First IBD Newsweek episode – http://youtu.be/ARVAUXGuO68

Genes may determine composition of the microbiome – http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37982/title/It-s-in-the-Genes/

The end of antibiotics – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/health-science-technology/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/dr-arjun-srinivasan-weve-reached-the-end-of-antibiotics-period/

Shreddies – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/fart-filtering-underwear_n_4156400.html

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Hi, I’m your host Reid Bryant Kimball, welcome to the second episode of the WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek.

In the next few minutes you will hear about interesting news and happenings in the inflammatory bowel disease world.

If you haven’t seen the first episode, you can watch it by clicking the link in the description below this video.

The-Scientist.com has a report on new research that has found strong correlations between a person’s microbiome and their genetic profile.

In broad terms the microbiome includes all the microbes, such as viruses and bacteria that live on and in our bodies.

Ran Blekhman who was involved in the study believes that maybe a person’s genes control the composition of their microbiome. This may be why the Jewish population has the highest incidence of IBD of any population.

The health of the gut microbiome has been associated with a wide range of conditions including autism, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease.

The potential implications are that if you have a certain gene profile, and microbiome composition, you become susceptible to disease.

It’s important to understand that IBD is not purely a genetic condition. Genes play a factor, but the microbiome composition in our gut, and our environment are also critical factors.

We have now entered the post antibiotics era, says Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, in a PBS online interview.

Antibiotics have been used to save people from bacterial infections that would have otherwise killed them. It has also made organ transplants possible.

Unfortunately, this powerful therapy has been irresponsibly used by health practitioners, and now many bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them.

In this new era, IBD patients are particularly at risk because the medications they take weaken their immune systems, making them more vulnerable to life threatening infections.

It’s a long interview, but I highly recommend you read it as it’s one of the most important news in the health world.

If it’s the end of the antibiotic era, what era are we in now? Let me know in the comments beneath this video.

Now for something a little less depressing. Because our guts are so messed up, sometimes the gas we have could be considered a chemical weapon.

I’m surprised I haven’t been labeled a terrorist, and Collin Powell didn’t call me out during his presentation to the UN, “We know he has chemical weapons, he’s hiding it in his pants.”

Thankfully there’s a chemical warfare grade product that will keep you and my chemical weapons from being noticed by the prying eyes of our government, it’s called Shreddies!

Shreddies are undies that keep your farties from becoming smellies.

Shreddies use chemical warfare grade technology called Zorflex, which is activated carbon that absorbs the gasses and prevents them to reaching poor unsuspecting nostrils of those nearby.

I gotta say, Zorflex is a cool word! Zorflex! It sounds like superhero name.

Mmm, I like super heroes, I wouldn’t mind having some Zorflex in my pants.

That’s the end of this week’s episode of the WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek.

Links to these stories appear below this video in the description.

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Tune in next week, for another episode of interesting news and happenings in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease world.

I’m your host Reid Bryant Kimball, and remember my friends, stay colonized.

Stay colonized,

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