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Eating Dirt with Dr. Brett

We want to say a special thanks to Dr. Brett Finlay for meeting us atop of The Nest yesterday to lead us in some fascinating discussions about the oversanitization of Western culture, and the positive effects that microbes play in keeping us healthy. In Dr. Finlay’s book, Let Them Eat Dirt, we are challenged to deconstruct our outdated notions of “cleanliness”, with an evidence-based understanding of the relationship between our bodies and the invisible organisms with which we coexist. As if the revelations of the hour weren’t enjoyable enough, this humble batch of participants were rewarded with the warmth of the late evening sun as we chatted and soaked up the final rays of the day- the cherry on our deliciously enlightening dirt cake.

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