Did you know that spending time outdoors provides your gut with beneficial bacteria? Gardening, climbing trees, swinging on swings in the park, making a sandcastle and jumping in leaves all provide you with a dose of microbes that contribute to your ecosystem. Research has shown that those who interact more in green and blue spaces (near water) are healthier. Could it be due to the microbes you encounter in those spaces? In this episode Dr. Jannine Krause interviews Michael Yadrick – podcaster and plant ecologist for the City of Seattle about your gut ecosystem, how gut microbiome restoration is similar to environmental restoration and the connection between your health and spending time outdoors.