The consequences of departing from an ancestral diet and lifestyle have become increasingly clear over the past few decades. But one of the most profound differences between the modern, industrialized world and the ancestral environment is also the least visible: the microbiome. In this presentation, we'll review evidence suggesting that our health may be dependent in part on parasites and other organisms that we co-evolved with, and examine the consequences of the loss of these "Old Friends". We'll also discuss practical strategies for cultivating your microbiome and protecting against modern disease.
Hall: Capitol Ballroom Center