Why Isn’t Fiber More Glamorous? And Other Questions In “New York Magazine”‘s “The Cut”

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It's a good question. Fiber plays such an important role in our health, thanks in no small part to our microbes. And it is an integral part of so many amazing foods and cuisines. Yet we often see it as a bland obligation. I talked with Edith Zimmerman of New York Magazine's The Cut about …

CANCELED: Book Talk and Signing in OKC March 21 @ Full Circle Bookstore

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I am excited to be returning to my home state of Oklahoma later this month. I'm honored that during the trip, I will get to present and to sign books at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City! I'll be talking food, the microbiome, and my new book, Cultured. The event is Thursday, March 21 at …

An Excerpt of “Cultured” Is On Medium

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Are all of these probiotic beverages and snacks our ticket to ideal gut health? Not according to our resident gut microbes. This week, Medium ran an excerpt of Cultured: How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome titled "What Your Microbiome Really Needs Is Fiber, Not Kombucha." Read more about how our gut microbes are different from those we eat in fermented …

Why ask ‘why?’ A review of Mario Livio’s WHY? in the Washington Post

The human brain is a supremely curious one. So I was naturally curious to read and review the new book by astrophysicist Mario Livio: Why? What Makes Us Curious for The Washington Post. Livio has the chops and the brilliance to dive into such a challenging topic, and his topics are wide-ranging (from the cultural to the …