Podcast Episode 98
Did you know there is a relationship between the soil and the microbiome? And how we grow our food affects the quality of the soil. Building on our Episode 43 all about the Microbiome, we offer a booster on the topic through the lens of how our industrial food system and its effects on the environment affect our gut microbiomes!
About the Show
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest information and tips about nutrition, lifestyle, and sustainable foods, backed by over 12 years of clinical experience, a specialty in and passion for sustainability, and a healthy sense of humor.
IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS:
- Why is the microbiome important?
- How does our industrial food and agriculture system affect the microbiome?
- What does the soil have to do with the human gut microbiome?
- What is monocropping?
- Do antibiotics fed to animals have an impact on human gut microbiome?
ALSO MENTIONED ON OUR SHOW:
1. Food Print:
Curious about studies behind the effect of soil health on the human gut microbiome?
ABOUT MARY: Mary Purdy is an Integrative Eco- Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University where she is Adjunct Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at their teaching clinic. She writes, consults and speaks at conferences throughout the year, and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:
- 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
- 8 years in private practice
- 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!