TOMORROW: An image from The Gut Movie, a film by Kale Brock.
TOMORROW: An image from The Gut Movie, a film by Kale Brock. CONTRIBUTED

That gut feeling may be right

ON a quest to discover whether the 'optimal microbiome' does exist, journalist and researcher Kale Brock travels from Australia to Namibia to live with The San, an ancient hunter-gatherer people living traditionally from the land.

During the excursion, Brock monitors his own microbiome and how it changes in conjunction with the new surroundings, and takes microbiome samples of The San to gauge the significant differences in microbiota present across cultures. The San take him foraging for food, dancing, and hunting

With commentary by gastroenterologist Professor Thomas Borody, molecular geneticist Dr Margie Smith, immunology researcher and expert Professor Mimi Tang and naturopath and chiropractor Dr Damian Kristof, The Gut Movie promises an entertaining look at recent research of the gut and its impact on human health.

Mr Brock has researched Faecal Microbial Transplants, quite literally a 'poo transplant', one of the most discussed procedures in the medical community, because one gram of fecal material contains more microbes than there are people on earth.

A poo sharing network? Kale Brock says it may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.

The Byron Bay's screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kale Brock.



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