Humans and Bacteria: The problems and promises of probiotics

Today we talk to Dr. Robert Britton, a scientist who works at the Baylor College of Medicine. His lab studies how microbes affect health and disease, particularly looking at what microbes might be therapeutic. Since he spends so much time thinking about how these tiny communities affect our health, we had a few questions to ask him. This week we dive into questions like, What are probiotics?  What do they do? What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? And are there supplements we should be taking to encourage our microbial communities?

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If you want to know more about Dr. Britton’s work, you can find more information at his website.

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