Dr. Joel Weinstock

Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Tufts New England Medical Center

Dr. Joel Weinstock appears in the following:

Dirt, Microbes, and the Immune System

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dr. Joel Weinstock, chief of gastroenterology/heptology at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston, explains how microbes and dirt help to improve our immune systems. He discusses his research into how exposure to certain microbes may help us develop resistance to allergies and autoimmune disorders like Type 1 diabetes, asthma, and multiple sclerosis.

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The Ick Factor: Can worms cure common illnesses?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Most of us have heard of the hygiene hypothesis. It's the theory that all of our antibacterial soaps and scrubs and sprays are actually weakening our immune systems. But here’s something new: Scientists say you may be able to treat certain diseases like autism and multiple sclerosis by ingesting the same worms we’ve spent all those years trying to kill. The Takeaway talks to Dr. Joel Weinstock, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts University Medical Center.

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