Mighty Microbes

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By Jared Blumenfeld. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We are made up of 70 trillion cells, more than half of which are not part of the human body - they are microbes. Microbes play a critical role in keeping us healthy, protecting us from pathogens, boosting our immune system, and even fighting off stress. It turns out that microbes also play a pivotal role in keeping the earth’s soil healthy. I talk with Dr. Rupa Marya, who is no average doctor. Rupa is a forceful social justice advocate, a world-renowned musician, an urban farmer, a mother to two incredible kids, and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, who is investigating how soil health is connected to people’s health.

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