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EP 945B - Ancient Foods that Keep Your Microbiome Healthy

Summary: What's the best way to feed our all-important microbiome -- those 300 trillion microorganisms that keep us healthy?
Air Date: 6/18/19
Duration: 25:07
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Katherine Harmon Courage
Katherine Harmon Courage is a contributing editor for Scientific American and a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, and Popular Science, among other publications.

Courage has been covering the microbiome beat since 2009. Her first book, Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea, was published in 2013, and her writing about experimental immune treatments was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013.

She lives in Colorado.
EP 945B - Ancient Foods that Keep Your Microbiome Healthy
These days, probiotic yogurt and other "gut-friendly" foods line supermarket shelves.

But, what's the best way to feed our all-important microbiome -- those 300 trillion microorganisms that keep us healthy?

In her book, Cultured: How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome, Katherine Harmon Courage investigates that question and presents a deep dive into the ancient food traditions and the latest research for maintaining a healthy gut.

Katherine joins Dr. Roizen to explain why a healthy microbiome is critical for overall health, which foods help the microbiome thrive, and how you can make smart food choices in our not so gut-friendly modern world.

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