043 - The Human Super Organism Microbiome With Dr. Rodney Dietert

Why The Microbiome Is So Important To Life And Health Within The Body

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Our guest today is a Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University. 

He has become an internationally renowned author, educator and scientist known for his work on the microbiome and the immune system. 

Not only has he been on faculty at Cornell since 1977 and published many peer-reviewed papers, but he’s traveled the world giving lectures and keynotes in a variety of forums. 

He may be most well known for his book "The Human Super Organism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionising the Pursuit of a Healthy Life”  

Join us as Rodney shares his story of how he came to be a professor at Cornell and what inspired him to do so.

In this episode we delve into Rodney’s ‘Completed Self Hypothesis’ which he outlines in the book ‘The Human Super Organism’ and talk about how what we are learning about the microbiome changes the way we look at medicine. He relates the human microbiome to a coral reef ecosystem, anyhow it relates to antibiotics, probiotics, gene transfer, biofilms, inflammation and cancer. We also chat about getting out in nature and playing in the soil and risks versus benefits.

There’s lots of great info in this episode, and Rodney makes it quite relatable for the non-academic. We hope you enjoy it and find it valuable on this exploration of the probiotic life. Thanks for taking time to be part of the journey!

Dr. Rodney Dietert’s latest book:

"The Human Super Organism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionising the Pursuit of a Healthy Life” 

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Connect with Dr. Rodney Dietert:

Email: rrd1@cornell.edu

Twitter: @RodDietert

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May the beneficial microbes be with you!

Show Notes to come.