We’ve always seen ourselves as individual beings comprised of a number of sub-systems; circulatory, respiratory, etc – with which things may go wrong. Parts of us might fall apart, we’ve worried. But we’ve come to change that perception as we’ve discovered more and more about what we now call the “microbiome.” We’ve known for some time that we have gut bacteria. But recent discoveries suggest that we’re not individuals. We are walking ecosystems, and it behooves us to treat our ecosystem and not just the human carrier.
To this end, The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out is a great source of up-to-the-moment health advice based on the idea that overall health care involves paying attention to the health of our microbiome. Dr. Chutkan came to her vision of health through her own experience, described in our interview, and her prescription is not simply for your diet. This is a holistic view of microbiome health.
You can download the lightning round interview with Dr. Robynne Chutkan from this link, or you can just listen below. You can find my full book review and in-depth interview by following this link to the Rainbow Light Transformational wellness network podcast page. Please go to iTunes and leave a review!