The word "microbiome" simply means the microorganisms in a particular environment and this can be in the body or a part of the body. In this case, of course, it refers to the stomach.
The Gut Movie follows the journey of journalist and researcher, Kale Brock as, in an effort to discover whether the "optimal microbiome" does indeed exist, he travels from Australia to Namibia to live with The San - an aboriginal people of Southern Africa commonly called Bushmen, and an ancient hunter-gatherer people living traditionally from the land.
During this journey, Brock monitors his own microbiome and discovers how it changes whilst he is living in the new surroundings, and he takes microbiome samples from The San to gauge the significant differences in microbiota present across cultures.
The movie also has expert commentary by leading gastroenterologist, Professor Thomas Borody; a molecular geneticist, Dr Margie Smith; immunology researcher and expert, Professor Mimi Tang; and naturopath and chiropractor, Dr Damian Kristof.
The Gut Movie provides a knowledgeable yet entertaining look at the "explosive" research of the gut and its impact on human health.
This event will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Andrea Huddleston, who is a Women's Health Expert and Holistic Chiropractor, and Dr Ashleigh Bond, who is an Integrative Chiropractor and Organic Lifestyle Expert. This Q&A session will last for about 20 minutes however, you can leave and not attend this if you wish.
Kale says "The future of medicine may lie somewhere completely unexpected, somewhere only few have dared to look so far, somewhere so far-fetched and bizarre that only now in the modern world are we beginning to investigate it... poop. Yes, in our poop."
Rating for this movie is (M) which is for mature audiences. It contains some nudity of native tribesman in a natural setting.
The Gut Movie (Perth) 2018 Official Tour - Fourth Screening, will be on 21st May, 2018 and is on from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street.
Regular tickets cost $20 plus fees and VIP tickets are $30 plus fees. The VIP seats give you the best seats in the theatre, upstairs, plus a kombucha, and you can book your tickets here.
ABOUT KALE BROCK Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, producer and speaker. Kale has worked in television as a journalist and has a passion for creative story telling.
His special interest is in health and well-being, and now his documentary investigates the human microbiome in a scientific, quirky and fun way.
Kale has published books, The Gut Healing Protocol and The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, and these have created international acclaim and praise.
In 2016 for the article, "Gut Bacteria May Be The Key To Weight Loss", Kale received the runner up award from the Bioceuticals Media Award.
He has also worked as a TV presenter, a public speaker, health and exercise coach, personal development strategist, and is an interesting and entertaining speaker.
Kale has overcome his own serious health issues as a teenager using nutrition and lifestyle tools, and he therefore possibly developed a passion for researching and sharing health information with the public, particularly within the area of probiotics and gut health.
The movie will not be available online in the near future, and you do not have to print out your ticket, just have it handy on your mobile.
CONCLUSION Having suffered for many years with gut problems, this will certainly be a movie I will not miss as I find all this new research very fascinating! I have never heard "poo" being discussed so frequently as in the last few months!