- File Size: 6933 KB
- Print Length: 193 pages
- Publisher: Michael Lustgarten (May 23, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G48A88A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Microbial Burden: A Major Cause Of Aging And Age-Related Disease Kindle Edition
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After demonstrating the plausibility and indeed likelihood of his thesis, the author suggests ways to reduce the microbial burden we all carry. I would have liked to have seen more on strengthening of the immune system (other than gut barrier and skin function). Since microbes are everywhere, strengthening our immunity seems to me the best way to defend ourselves.
Possibly the most startling aspect of the book is that, if the thesis pans out, it overturns many of our notions of disease. If heart disease is caused by microbes and not diet or some other factor(s), that's a revolutionary idea.
The next part of the book gives very detailed and precise information on what to eat and what to avoid in order to optimize your body's natural defenses.
It also finally convinced me I should stop procrastinating on monitoring my microbiome, something I hadn't understood the immediate benefit of before.