Jack Gilbert - Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System — in the Children & Teens Dept.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

What used to be called simply “germs” are now known as the “microbiome,” the combined genetic material of all the microorganisms in a particular environment—such as a human body. Dr. Gilbert, a professor of surgery and Director of the Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago, is at the forefront of research into the human microbiome, and he’s compiled a lively and informative guide for parents seeking help navigating this complex new world. Designed in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book starts with the effect of the microbiome on pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding; works through confusions about antibiotics and probiotics; gives advice on vaccines; and covers childhood illnesses, special conditions, diet, and general environment.

This event is part of the Politics and Prose Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Child & Teen
Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250132604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 6th, 2017

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