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Let Them Eat Dirt:
The Hunt for our Kids’ Missing Microbes

A new documentary based on the acclaimed book Let Them Eat Dirt
by B. Brett Finlay, PhD & Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD

Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us – our microbiota – as a major cause. But how could microorganisms that live in your gut affect the odds you’ll develop asthma, a disease of the lungs – or diabetes, a metabolic disorder?

Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for our Kids’ Missing Microbes connects with young families, researchers, and doctors to sleuth out what’s harming our microbiota and learn what we can do to reverse this dangerous trend.

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Becky Worley: Guide & Host

Becky has covered the nexus of technology, consumer, and health/fitness for Good Morning America since 2005, and has concurrently hosted the Yahoo Tech series “Upgrade Your Life” and two Emmy Award-winning documentaries on energy technology. Worley has a master’s degree in  education technology from Stanford, is the mother of 10-year old twins, and coaches three youth sports teams (yes, she drives a mini-van). After her collegiate soccer career and 15 years playing rugby, including a brief stint on the US national team, she has a very healthy relationship with dirt.

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For inquiries about the film

Rivkah Beth Medow
Producer/Director
415.637.6560

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