Susie Flaherty and Alessio Fasano
The Microbiome and Our Health
MIT Press, 2022
Each human being hosts a complex and dynamic ecosystem of gut microorganisms.
Children today will likely have shorter life spans than their parents, due in part to epidemics of chronic, noninfectious inflammatory diseases, say Susie Flaherty and Alessio Fasano. They urge people to embrace a revolutionary health care model centered on an emerging body of research into the human microbiome. Rather than treat the microorganisms that populate people’s guts as enemies, health care practitioners and laypeople alike must gain a better understanding of the complex ecosystem each human carries within, and work to create more holistic, preventative health interventions.
About the Authors
Harvard Medical School professor of pediatrics Alessio Fasano is a professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Gluten Freedom with Susie Flaherty, the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment’s director of communications.
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