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Ravinder Nagpal

Ravinder Nagpal, MS, PhD, earned his PhD in Microbiology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India, in 2008, and has been working as Assistant Professor since then. At present, he is engaged as a Post-doctoral Researcher at Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. His areas of keen interest and expertise are Food & gut microbiology, beneficial probiotic microorganisms, and diet-associated microorganisms and diseases. He has authored more than 30 scientific research articles and one book “Microbes in the Service of Mankind: Tiny Bugs with Huge Impact”, in addition to several book chapters and popular articles.

Gut Feelings of a Gut Microbiologist

We have always been confused about the ideal meaning of the word ‘Health’. It is generally considered that if a person is not diseased and disable, he is healthy. But thanks to the World Health Organization for recently concluding the debate about this term, and coming out with the refined definition that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". When we...