Protecting Your Baby’s Microbiome with Meenal Lele


Episode Summary

Meenal Lele is the author of “The Baby and the Biome. She is also the founder & CEO of Lil Mixins, an early allergen introduction solution. Meenal has been a medical researcher for 20 years, and has a chemical engineering and business degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Meenal is focused on bringing an end to the food allergies that affect 40 million Americans, like her son. In this conversation, Meenal Lele discusses the relationship between early life and the human microbiome. In the process of writing her book, Meenal found difficulty in parsing the conclusions of research papers; We talk about how this is an issue even for medical professionals in the field. Meenal explains how autoimmune conditions are not necessarily related to genetic predispositions. For example, feeding children properly early on in life can help prevent food allergies later in life. Meenal elaborates on how the microbiome starts to form in infants and how to strengthen the infant’s biome. Meenal shares her personal experience of working on her son’s microbiome and turning around his entire personal perception and behavior. Tune in for more essential tips for the very beginning days of childrearing.

Episode Notes

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  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! Its the little changes that make the greatest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  2. Itís difficult to find experienced people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

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