Soil biodiversity: key to a health
September 29, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD
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The phytobiome, the environment including soil organisms and its link to plants, is a new area of research. The phytobiome has indirect and direct connections to gut health, a healthy microbiome, and over all health. Soil organisms have an impact on human gut microbes which are essential for human health. With current farming practices, the soil nutrients have been depleted leading to less nutritious food. Dr. Ash discusses how a healthy phytobiome affects health and how healthy fertilizers can increase soi biodiversity, plant diversity and have many beneftis to health.
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Susan Downs, MD
Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.
Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.