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S2:E2 | 5.30.2019

Welcome to the Microbiome

Probiotics are everywhere, and heralded as the miracle cure to everything from indigestion to mood disorders. But do they really do anything?

About This Episode

Probiotics are everywhere, and heralded as the miracle cure to everything from indigestion to mood disorders. But the science that explains the mechanism of the gut-brain connection still isn't there. Harvard PhD candidate Cary Allen-Blevins is researching everything from breast milk to kombucha to better understand the role of probiotics in gut health.

This episode is a collaboration between Proof and Veritalk from Harvard's Graduate School for Arts and Sciences. The original version is part of a series on food that Veritalk produced recently. Check it out at: https://gsas.harvard.edu/veritalk.

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