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Finding Genius Podcast

Dec 13, 2022

The human microbiome has been a hot topic recently, especially as it relates to our physical and mental health. And just like humans, plants host complex microbiomes of fungi and bacteria, which play crucial roles in their health, productivity, survivability, and more. Michelle Afkhami shares her insights.

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May 25, 2022

What is changing in our bodies to cause conditions like diabetes, heart issues, and obesity? Could it be linked to our gut health? Many researchers are finding that the microbiome that exists in our bodies dictates more than one may think.

Joining us again is Naveen Jain, the founder, and CEO of Viome. Viome is a...


Jul 27, 2021

How can GI health significantly determine the general health of the rest of the body? Since so many bodily systems utilize products produced along the gastrointestinal tract, minor issues can be increased throughout the body. Listen up to learn:

  • How the gut microbiome has the potential to make or break the body's...


May 25, 2021

"Who eats first?" Richard asks Dr. Emeran Mayer as the researcher discusses his new book about the gut-immune connection. The answer is as complex as gut health and immune system interactions, but also just as fascinating.

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  • How the rapid timeline of microbiome research led to understanding connections...


Mar 23, 2021

How do ants maintain a colony while not letting foreign bacteria or harmful chemicals develop? A complex internal microbiome is at work protecting the individuals and colony.

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  • How an ant can so effectively maintain an internal microbiome
  • If an ant can be just as effective in filtering particles as...