Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could decrease the rise of chronic diseases.
Dr. Rodney Dietert just published his book on this topic, The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life. Dieterts’ book focuses on the study of microbiome diversity as it relates to our immune system.
Rodney Dietert, Ph.D. is an internationally-known author, lecturer, scientist and professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell.
His area of study focuses on how the origins of asthma, autism, Alzheimer’s, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression are linked to our organisms which reside in our gut. We now know that the microbiome is responsible for our immune system function and has a direct link to our brain, controlling the neurotransmitters that produce our “feel good hormones.”
Dieters states, “Given the intimate relationship between the human immune system and the microbiome, it is not surprising that alterations in our microbial makeup can greatly affect health.”
We couldn’t agree more and are so excited to see new information coming out daily from top experts on the human microbiome and it’s connection to the immune system and brain function.
In his book Dietert explains macrobiotic self care and how important probiotics are for maintaining strong immune system health.