Episode
86

The Hidden World of Microbiomes

w/
Amy Proal
by Flow Research Collective
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86
July 23, 2022
Amy Proal

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ABOUT THE GUEST:

Amy Proal is a microbiologist and President/Research Team Coordinator of the non-profit PolyBio Research Foundation. Her work examines the molecular mechanisms by which viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens dysregulate human gene expression, immunity, and metabolism. For PolyBio, Amy conceptualizes and coordinates collaborative projects among research teams studying infection-associated chronic conditions such as ME/CFS, LongCovid, and LongLyme. These projects bridge laboratories by combining the skills and perspectives of pathologists, virologists, immunologists, neuroscientists, and patient advocates. Amy holds a Bachelors of Science in biology from Georgetown University and PhD in microbiology from Murdoch University in Australia.
 
ABOUT THE EPISODE: 
In this episode, you will learn about:
Intro (0:00)
Chronic Infection & Autoimmune Diseases (1:17)
Microbiome In The Peak Performance World (5:34)
Distinction Between Microbiome Genes & Human Genes (10:51)
Impact of Probiotics On Microbiome (12:03)
Impact of Inflammation On Cognitive Function (16:47)
Using Heart Rate Variability to Measure Vagus Nerve Activity (22:17)
Neuroinflammation (23:56)
Approach for Long COVID (30:43)
Fasting & Long COVID (36:20)
Research Genie Question (37:55)
 
RESOURCES
Website: https://polybio.org/
Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/microbeminded2
PolyBio Twitter: https://twitter.com/polybiorf

STEVEN KOTLER is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Founder and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

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