Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

  • Item # 33874

Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

  • Item # 33874

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser reaches back to the discovery of antibiotics, which ushered in a golden age of medicine, and then traces how our subsequent overuse of these seeming wonder drugs has left its mark on our systems, contributing to the rise of what Blaser calls our modern plagues: obesity, asthma, allergies, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. Blaser’s studies suggest antibiotic use during early childhood poses the greatest risk to long-term health, and, alarmingly, American children receive on average seventeen courses of antibiotics before they are twenty years old. At the same time, C-sections deprive babies of important contact with their mothers’ microbiomes. Taking us into the lab to recount his groundbreaking studies, Blaser not only provides elegant support for his theory, he guides us to what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for over 30 years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and has been written about in newspapers including The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His more than 100 media appearances include The Today Show, GMA, NPR, the BBC, The O’Reilly Factor, and CNN. He lives in New York City.

​​​

$21.00

Super Sale
$18.90

Save $2.10

Frequently Bought Together

  • This Item: Missing Microbes
  • TMG Powder, 50 grams
+
TMG (Trimethylglycine) Powder For Healthy Homocysteine Levels, Net Wt. 50 Grams

Total Price:

$31.50
Sale $28.35
Save $3.15

Why Life Extension?

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Full one-year, no-hassle returns, money-back guarantee.

Highly Recommended

98% of our customers recommend us to family and friends. Life Extension is proud to be recognized as the #1 Catalog/Internet Brand—3 years running.

Complimentary, Personalized Guidance

Medical doctors, nutritionists & other health professionals are passionate about providing personalized solutions to help you achieve optimal health.

Efficacious Formulas

40 years of research dedicated to bringing you premium, scientifically-validated formulations.

Product Transparency

99% of our products are manufactured in the U.S. Our facility is NSF GMP registered, and a Certificate of Analysis is available for every product we produce.

Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only and reflect solely the views and opinions expressed by the contributors and not those of Life Extension. We do not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Please read the full product reviews disclaimer.

Foundation Supplement Guide

Answer a few questions to choose the right supplements

Related Products

Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

  • $21.00
  • Sale $18.90
  • Save $2.10