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The Scientist, The Sum of Our Parts
Cronicon Open Access Pharmacology and Toxicology, Microbiome-based Precision Medicine
Entropy, The Completed Self: And Immunological View of the Human- Microbiome Superorganism and Risk of Chronic Diseases
Journal of Ancient Diseases and Preventive Remedies, Natural Childbirth and Breastfeeding as Preventive Measures of Immune-Microbiome Disbiosis and Misregulated Inflammation
Links to My Papers on the Microbiome
Wiley Online Library, The Microbiome in Early Life: Self-Completion and Microbiota
Protection as Health Priorities, The Wilson Award Winner for Best Paper of the Year 2014
ToxSci Advance Access, Oxford Journals, Biomarkers for the 21st Century: Listening to the Microbiome
Healthcare, The Microbiome and Sustainable Healthcare
The microbiome is the name given to the mixture of trillions of bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungi that inhabit and live in/on our body. They make up a majority of the cells and genes in our body. Not surprisingly as a result, these co-partners-in-life microbes exert significant control over much of what happens with our childhood development. With them in place, we are whole and can be healthy; without enough or the right kinds of these microbes, our bodies are dysfunctional and likely to be burdened with one or more chronic (noncommunicable) diseases. We walk around literally in a microbial cloud and those microbes filter the environment external to us. In some ways they help to define what is outside of us.
Much of my work focuses on how to better use information about the microbiome and the immune system to help people of all ages lead a healthier, more joyful life. You can find the results of my efforts and activities working on the microbiome on this page.
What is the Microbiome?