The Baby and the Biome: How the Tiny World Inside Your Child Holds the Secret to Their Health

· Sold by Penguin

About this ebook

A revolutionary parenting book that draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that the key to raising happy and healthy babies lies in carefully protecting and caring for their microbiomes.

A baby’s immune system develops rapidly in the first 1,000 days of life, with the first six months and year being most important. In The Baby and the Biome, Meenal Lele, medical researcher and founder of Lil Mixins, the #1 pediatrician-recommended allergy-prevention product , explains how diet, environmental toxins, antibiotics, and even common parenting practices can damage the delicate balance of our children’s microbiomes, thereby increasing the risk for a host of immune diseases, including eczema, asthma, food allergies, IBS, and more.

Lele discovered firsthand how critical our microbiomes are to our overall health when she sought to understand the root causes for her son’s food allergies. Drawing on her medical background and through extensive research and interviews with scientists and doctors, Lele discovered the simple, practical steps that all parents and pregnant moms can take to help foster a healthy and protective microbiome in their baby. The Baby and the Biome will empower parents to protect and safeguard their children’s health for years to come.

About the author

Meenal Lele is the founder and CEO of Lil Mixins, a food allergy−prevention solution that is the #1 pediatrician-recommended early-introduction product available. She is the creator of the hit podcast Fixing Sick, which explores the science behind immune disease. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Real Woman magazine, and radio shows across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She has appeared on Good Day Philadelphia, Great Day Washington, “Health Watch” on Fox 5 DC, “Chasing News” on Fox,and My9 in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. She is a frequent guest on national food allergy and mommy podcasts, including Idea Mix, Blossoming Mom and Baby, and Today We Tried.

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