THE MICROBIOME SUMMIT
Impacts of Sanitizing Our World
Sanitization has obliterated many infectious diseases. But at what cost to our health? Chronic disorders – like depression, autism, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease – are on the rise.
Exploring the Rise in Auto-Immune Diseases
Could the microbiome and microbe metabolites (small molecules produced by bacteria that are able to communicate with our cells) be an early predictor of type 1 diabetes? One researcher is exploring the relationship between genetics, the microbiome, the environment and type 1 diabetes.
Rising Rates of Asthma & Allergies in Children
The first 100 days of life are critical to a child’s microbiome. A blockbuster study examined why children who are given antibiotics in their first year of life have higher rates of asthma. This research identified four gut microbes that are necessary to prevent the development of asthma.