Are we creating too clean an environment for our children? The increasingly sanitized conditions in which we keep our kids is altering the beneficial bacteria in their bodies. Obesity, diabetes and asthma may be among the diseases that result. In this talk, we will explore what microbiology has to tell us about building a child’s immune system. An ideal talk for new parents anyone interested in healthy aging.
Dr Brett Finlay is the co-author of 'Let the Eat Dirt' and professor of microbiology at the University of British Columbia and a world leader in how bacterial infections work. He has been studying microbes for over thirty years and has published over four hundred and fifty articles. Also a founder of the biotech companies Inimex, Vedanta, and Microbiome Insights, Brett is Officer of the Order of Canada—the highest Canadian civilian recognition. He lives in Vancouver, BC, with his wife, who is a pediatrician, and has two grown-up kids.
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