Monday, August 25, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Mark Thompson the host of Make It Plain on SiriusXM Progress joins us today to update us on the protests in Ferguson and the Funeral of Michael Brown which he attended today.

4:35pm ET - When we talk about a humans ‘vital organs,’ we think of our heart, brain, lungs, and the big players, but what most don't know is that there's a whole colony of invisible organs collectively known as the human microbiome. These hundreds of thousands of friendly bacterial and fungal cells reside on every inch of the body and are crucial to your well-being. However, this invisible army is under assault from our over-use of advanced medical technology, such as antibiotics. In his new book Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that antibiotics have caused resistance in microbes, affected the benevolent and hardworking bacteria in our guts, and has led to a war on the new plagues like obesity and asthma.  Dr. Blaser joins us today to talk about his book and the importance of the human microbiome and how we can fix the ongoing problem.

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