The fourth revolution, however, is just starting, and it has to do with how we interact with the trillions of microorganisms that live within us and help keep us healthy. It turns out that our bodies contain 3 times as many bacterial cells as human ones! These bacteria, along with fungi, viruses, and other types of microorganisms help digest our food, strengthen our immune systems, and compete with pathogens for space and nutrients. That’s why I was so excited to partner with Evivo to help parents understand how they are on the forefront of this revolution.
At medical school I knew only one thing: there was no way I was going to be like my father, a pediatrician. This changed my mind.
There’s never been a more exciting or more frightening time for children’s health and well-being.