Rodney Dietert |The Human Superorganism. How The Microbiome Is Revolutionising Medical Thinking

Rodney Dietert was recently designated Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and previously held the title of Professor of Immunotoxicology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University.

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During his 41 years on Cornell faculty, Rod directed the Graduate Field of Immunology, the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors.  His research has focused on: protection of the immune system during early life and more recently, the role of the microbiome in human health.


In addition to his more than 300 scientific publications, Rod is founding editor of the Comparative Immunology book series and the Molecular and Integrative Toxicology book series.


Rod is a frequent lecturer on topics including the microbiome, the immune system and human health protection as well as on strategies for overcoming roadblocks.  His authored books include: Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System and more recently, The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionising the Pursuit of a Healthy Life. His future plans include a follow-up book to The Human Superorganism.


In this episode we cover

  • Why its critical to Manage the microbiome during pregnancy, birth, and shortly thereafter
  • We discuss the completed self. What it means
  • How we can facilitate self-completion
  • Why it’s important to protect the microbiota from environmental hazards
  • What negatively impacts superorganism formation
  • Childhood and adult corrective measures that could be of support
  • The value of microbiome testing to establish the profile of your gut ecosystem
  • And so much more


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Show Notes


Rodney and I speak a lot about how important it is, to establish the profile of our gut microbiome ecosystem in order to know how to better target treatments, nutrition etc and to work more harmoniously with our microbes.

One of the ways that you can do this is via the Shotgun Metagenomics gut microbiome test that I use in clinic. This test can be done in the comfort of your own home and the good news is my consultations are run online which means it does not matter where you are located, I can work with you. 

If you are interested in exploring this please get in contact or schedule an appointment 


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