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EP 813 Are Dirty Kids Healthier?

Summary: Learn why kids should play in the dirt and what other simple lifestyle changes can encourage healthy bacteria in our bodies.
Air Date: 11/8/16
Duration: 41:07
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: B. Brett Finlay, PhD
Brett-FinlayB. Brett Finlay, PhD, is Professor of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia and a world leader on bacterial infections who speaks internationally on the subject. His over 30 years of work with microbes has earned him numerous awards and led to over 450 published articles, as well as media appearances for outlets such as Nature and NPR.

A founder of the biotech companies Inimex, Vedanta, and Microbiome Insights, Brett is Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest Canadian civilian recognition.

He lives in Vancouver with his wife, a pediatrician, and has two adult children.
  • Book Title: Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World
EP 813 Are Dirty Kids Healthier?
We usually try to protect ourselves from germs, but recent studies have shown we might be overdoing it, especially when it comes to children.

So, parents and grandparents, if you're worried about obesity, diabetes, asthma or other health problems in your little ones, you may want to hear what B. Brett Finlay, PhD, has to say.

Dr. Finlay is the co-author of the new book, Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World.

Find out why kids should play in the dirt and what other simple lifestyle changes can encourage healthy bacteria in our bodies.

This book will change the way you look at dirt and food and will give you the information you need to help the kids in your family have a healthier start in life.

Also in this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know.

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