Microbiome Trivia – February 25th, 2018


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February 25th, 2018

Microbiome Trivia

I am continuing to listen to the Missing Microbes book on audio. One of the things that struck me was the concept of amphibiosis, the condition in which two organisms are either symbiotic or parasitic, depending on the context.

Helicobacter pylori is one organism that has an amphibiotic relationship with humans. In the author’s opinion, it’s the best model he knows of.  

He explains how H. Pylori used to be a common inhabitant in the stomachs of children, but modern lifestyle, fraught with antibiotics, changes the microbial populations.  He also goes on to explain the dangers of aggressive removal of this organism.

It’s fascinating.

I highly recommend you read or listen to “Missing Microbes” by Martin J Blaser. I have it on Kindle, audio, and in hardcover.

I also recommend Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch.

Good news on Dr. Lynch. I invited him to speak at our upcoming SHINE and, while he said his travel schedule was full for the year, he would be willing to do a Zoom session, and/or some education before or after. I will be in communication.