Some of my best friends are germs
He adds a word of caution though -
The article makes the case for nurturing and protecting these microbes by 'dirtying up our diet', going easy on our sanitary regimes, playing in the dirt and with animals and eating fermented foods.
...many microbiome researchers are careful not to make the mistake that scientists working on the human genome did a decade or so ago, when they promised they were on the trail of cures to many diseases. We're still waiting.
I myself have been trying to incorporate probiotics in my diet but not a lot of scientists seem to put their faith in them.