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Rodney Dietert

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Rodney Dietert on Microbiome-First Medicine

Groundless Ground Podcast

Get ready for a microbiome geek-fest with Cornell Professor Emeritus, health scientist, and author Rodney Dietert, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of his pioneering book, The Human Super-organism. Rodney shares the fascinating history of microbiome research and recounts his own life-changing, career-shifting revelations about microbiome-first medicine in reversing the modern epidemic of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) and immune system disorders. We discuss the difference between viruses and bacteria, and because our dialogue took place in June 2021 (pre-Delta-variant spread in the US) he offered surprising views about COVID19, vaccines, and mask-wearing. We also cover the latest research on microbiome testing, probiotics, prebiotics, rebiosis, and fecal transplant interventions for physical and mental health disorders. Rodney Dietert, PhD has turned his wide-ranging expertise toward reducing the environmental health risks of children and protecting against chronic diseases by focusing on the microbiome and the immune system. As a full professor at Cornell University in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a faculty member in the Cornell Institute for Comparative and Environment Toxicology, Dr. Dietert has published peer-reviewed papers in more than 70 different scientific journals ranging from environmental health and pediatric medicine publications to nutrition, metabolism, immune, neurological and reproductive journals. He has been President of the Immunotoxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology and previously led Cornell's programs in immunology, toxicology and risk reduction of breast cancer.  In 2012 Dr. Dietert introduced a new course at Cornell applying contemplative tools for creative problem solving.  This has blossomed into a variety of new educational programs and workshops.


2 Aug 2021

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Microbiome and the Immune System Discussion Between Rodney Dietert & Dr. Mercola

Dr. Joseph Mercola - Take Control of Your Health

In this interview, Rodney Dietert, Professor Emeritus of immunotoxicology at Cornell University, reviews the interrelationship between your immune system and your gut microbiome.


24 Jan 2021

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#42 The Microbiome: By All Accounts, We’re Bugs with Rodney Dietert

The Big Mouth Pharmacist

We’re talking microbiomes today. They exist not just in your gut, but all throughout the body and to explain how they work, Neal is joined by Dr. Rodney Dietert. Rodney and Neal get into the relationship between microbes and genetics; the locations of various microbiomes; the effect of stress on your microbiome; which foods have the greatest impact; the immune/microbiota interaction; soil-based bacteria; and the regrowth process when a microbiome becomes depleted.  Contact Rodney and read his research at https://www.rodneydietert.com/  Please check out https://www.woodstockvitamins.com/ Twitter @RodDietert, @BigmouthRPH, Instagram @woodstockvitamins Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rdietert , https://www.facebook.com/WoodstockVitamins/ Email questions to podcast@woodstockvitamins.com Blog https://www.woodstockvitamins.com/blogs/learn


13 Dec 2019

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Expert Professor Rodney Dietert on the Microbiome, Antibiotics and What it Means to be a Human Superorganism?

The Shift with Katherine Maslen

Welcome to The Shift expert series with naturopath, nutritionist and author Katherine Maslen as she explores the state of human health, the dysfunction of the health industry and provides people with the tools, knowledge and understanding to make the shift in their lives.  In the expert series of The Shift, Katherine explores deeper conversations with the world leaders featured in season one, the investigative docu-series on the gut. If you want to make the shift towards more informed decisions regarding better health, then this podcast is for you. Rodney Dietert, PhD, is a professor of immunotoxicology at Cornell University and the author of the book The Human Superorganism, which is all about microbiome research and what that means for human health.  Professor Dietert has channeled his life's work and vast experience towards focusing on reducing the environmental health risks of children and protecting against chronic diseases by focusing on the microbiome and the immune system. As a full professor at Cornell University in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a faculty member in the Cornell Institute for Comparative and Environment Toxicology, Dr. Dietert has published peer-reviewed papers in more than 70 different scientific journals ranging from environmental health and pediatric medicine publications to nutrition, metabolism, immune, neurological and reproductive journals.   In this episode Katherine and Rodney Dietert explore: What guided Rodney’s pathway to research and education, and ultimately focusing on the microbiome The microbiome - What it is? Why is it important? And the current state of the human microbiome Drug advertising and the troubling effects it has on human health  The history of antibiotics and changing global attitudes around bacteria and sterilisation  The global rise in non-communicable diseases and the sacrifice in quality of life to extend the human lifespan What it means to be a human superorganism The fascinating effect of humans living together on the microbiome Rodney’s advice for making the shift Links: Rodney Dietert - Website Rodney Dietert - Research Gate Rodney Dietert - Linkedin The Shift Season 1


12 Sep 2019

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Rodney Dietert |The Human Superorganism. How The Microbiome Is Revolutionising Medical Thinking

Love & Guts

#108 Rodney Dietert was recently designated Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and previously held the title of Professor of Immunotoxicology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University.  During his 41 years on Cornell faculty, Rod directed the Graduate Field of Immunology, the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors.  His research has focused on: protection of the immune system during early life and more recently, the role of the microbiome in human health.  In addition to his more than 300 scientific publications, Rod is founding editor of the Comparative Immunology book series and the Molecular and Integrative Toxicology book series.  Rod is a frequent lecturer on topics including the microbiome, the immune system and human health protection as well as on strategies for overcoming roadblocks.  His authored books include: Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System and more recently, The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life. His future plans include a follow-up book to The Human Superorganism. In this episode we cover Why its critical to Manage the microbiome during pregnancy, birth, and shortly thereafter  We discuss the completed self. What it means How we can facilitate self-completion Why it’s important to protect the microbiota from environmental hazards  What negatively impacts superorganism formation Childhood and adult corrective measures that could be of support The value of microbiome testing to establish the profile of your gut ecosystem And so much more

1hr 21mins

5 Jul 2019

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043 - The Human Super Organism Microbiome With Dr. Rodney Dietert

The Probiotic Life

Our guest today is a Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University.He has become an internationally renowned author, educator and scientist known for his work on the microbiome and the immune system.Not only has he been on faculty at Cornell since 1977 and published many peer-reviewed papers, but he’s traveled the world giving lectures and keynotes in a variety of forums.He may be most well known for his book "The Human Super Organism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionising the Pursuit of a Healthy Life”Join us as Rodney shares his story of how he came to be a professor at Cornell and what inspired him to do so.In this episode we delve into Rodney’s ‘Completed Self Hypothesis’ which he outlines in the book ‘The Human Super Organism’ and talk about how what we are learning about the microbiome changes the way we look at medicine. He relates the human microbiome to a coral reef ecosystem, anyhow it relates to antibiotics, probiotics, gene transfer, biofilms, inflammation and cancer. We also chat about getting out in nature and playing in the soil and risks versus benefits.There’s lots of great info in this episode, and Rodney makes it quite relatable for the non-academic. We hope you enjoy it and find it valuable on this exploration of the probiotic life. Thanks for taking time to be part of the journey!Dr. Rodney Dietert’s latest book:"The Human Super Organism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionising the Pursuit of a Healthy Life”Purchase the book, ebook or audiobook through this link to support the podcast.Connect with Dr. Rodney Dietert:Email: rrd1@cornell.eduTwitter: @RodDietertIf you are keen about soil health, go on over to microbiometer.com and pick your self up a microbiometer… You’ll be able to get a better picture of how much life is in your soil, and you’ll be supporting the podcast by purchasing from our affiliate.Enter the promo code ‘probioticlife’ to get $10 off your purchase.May the beneficial microbes be with you!Show Notes to come.

1hr 2mins

7 Mar 2019

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Lone Reader review of The Human Superorganism, by Rodney Dietert

Everett Public Library Podcasts

Wherein an immunotoxicologist reframes humanity to include our microbiotic collaborators. Music: "Black Rainbow" by Pitx.


9 May 2017

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BECOME SUPER-HUMAN BY TRANSFORMING YOUR GUT! Overcome Chronic Disease + Meditation! Dr. Rodney Dietert | Health | Self-Help

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

If you’ve ever struggled with disease, illness, an auto-immune disorder or allergy, then do we have the super-organism show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Rodney Dietert, professor of immunotxicology at Cornell University, and author of Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System and Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction and Chronic Disease, and his latest book, which I couldn’t put down, The Human Superorganism. And that’s just what we’ll be talking about today, what’s our microbiome and how it’s revolutionizing the pursuit of a healthy life. That plus we’ll talk about giant-pouched rats, cliff the dog, the power of dark chocolate, why germ free mice are antisocial, the importance of a giraffe’s neck, and what a dog’s obsession with doves has to do with anything! Microbiome Health, Self-Help, and Self-Improvement Topics Include: How he went from a dream to this book. How he ended up in the documentary microbirth What happened to him at a conference in Germany How he went from 30 years on antibiotics to years antibiotic free by addressing his gut and microbiome Why our microbes in our body have much control or influence over our biology than we think. What is a superorganism? What a fight on infectious diseases at now isn’t the problem What’s the problem with the ecology and diversity in our body What’s a non-communicable disease (NCD) Why does one non-communicable disease lead to the next disease? What NSAIDS including aspirin can harm our microbiome What it means to be deemed ‘safe’ How much of us in made up of microbiomes? What’s the possible harm of GMO’s Why is the immune system really a junkyard dog Are infants born with a complete immune system? What do mom’s and parents need to know for pregnant women, pregnancy, and unborn children How do we prevent children from getting non-communicable diseases What do cravings have to do with your microbiome? What’s the new field of psychobiotics What’s the history behind caesarian section and what’s been happening with C-sections? What’s the obesity tree? How do we begin to heal our microbiome What it means to get a profile for your microbiome What’s the importance of fermented foods How do we test our microbiome What are prebiotics? What’s happening with sugar-free food and artificial sweeteners? Big foods to watch for: BPA Emulsifiers What’s the importance and danger of hand sanitizers Rodney Dietert’s rules for food shopping How important are organics How can meditation help calm our microbiome What’s a ‘gut instinct’ What does spirituality, mindfulness and contemplative tools have to do with our microbiome How can swing dancing help your microbiome? Why exercise is so powerful for our microbiome? Why you don’t want to exercise too hard for your microbiome? Why stress-exercise is so bad for the microbiome How Mindful Running can help your microbiome Why dancing puts you in a state of coherence (think Heart Math and Howard Martin) Why it’s so important to get out of the fight or flight state Where can people go to find ‘the Human Superorganism’ What people can learn about Cliff the microbiome searching dog Guided meditation to help with any problem or issue Rodney Dietert, PhD on Transforming Your Health Thru Your Microbiome & Gut + Guided Meditation | Fitness | Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Mindfulness | Inspirational | Motivational | Self-Improvement | Self-Help | Inspire For More Info Visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

1hr 8mins

24 Sep 2016

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All About Your Baby’s Microbiome


New research tells us that the microbes that are present during pregnancy, birth and postpartum can have an effect on the development of diseases such as asthma, diabetes, lupus, colitis, and celiac disease. Dr. Rodney Dietert is here to tell us how can you encourage a proper seeding of your baby’s body, to help fend off these maladies, and some suggestions on getting things back on track.Download Birthful's Postpartum Plan FREE when you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Don't miss even more tips, insights, and news from Adriana and her guests! 


9 Sep 2015