Microbiomes: Your Secret Weapon Against Disease

Summary: It's time to talk about poop -- but not in the way you might think.
Air Date: 1/3/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Florence Comite, MD
Florence-ComiteDr. Florence Comite is a noted Manhattan endocrinologist. Dr. Comite graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1976 with awards for original research and continued at Yale with a residency in Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology (multidisciplinary training incorporating Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Andrology) at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She remained at NIH as a Senior Clinical Associate until 1984 and joined the Yale faculty in 1985, where she continued her clinical efforts and research focused on Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Gonadal function in men, women, and children.

From 1988 to 1998, Dr. Comite founded and directed Women’s Health at Yale as an Associate Professor in Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Comite was a senior Clinical and Research Advisor to the NIH Offices of Alternative Medicine (OAM) and Research in Women’s Health (ORWH). Dr. Comite is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group, conference planning committee, and has served on numerous advisory councils and committees with the NIH, the Egyptian Ministry of Health, the International Spa Association, the Institute of Medicine. With these impeccable credentials, Dr. Comite is leveling a substantial philosophical and clinical challenge to mainstream medicine.

Dr. Comite established her practice, ComiteMD, in the emerging specialty area of Precision Healthcare, which focuses on each individual’s unique factors, such as lifestyle and genetics, in conjunction with evidence-based medicine. She has been a leader in the evolution of this field, specifically targeting the prevention of disorders of aging such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as the impact of hormones and metabolism on all systems.
  • Book Title: Keep It Up™: The Power of Precision Medicine™ to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life
Microbiomes: Your Secret Weapon Against Disease
It's time to talk about poop -- but not in the way you might think.

Some experts believe poop is at the center of a medical revolution, and it all has to do with the trillions of healthy bacteria living in our stomachs, mouths and skin.

Called microbiomes, these bacteria may be a secret weapon against some of the most difficult medical problems, including obesity.

Noted endocrinologist, Dr. Florence Comite, joins Dr. Roizen to share more information about this interesting idea and the latest research.

Use Your Nose to Sniff Out Fat