My name is Shant Mesrobian. This blog is a hobby. If I were feeling a little grandiose, I’d say this blog is an experiment in citizen science and journalism. I think with the right tools — personal observation, self experimentation, and access to scientific research — ordinary people can make significant contributions to science and our understanding of health and disease. In fact, I think they can often be in a better position to make important discoveries than many experts.
While the main subject of this blog is the human microbiome, my chief interest lies in chronic disease — and specifically society’s failure to address it appropriately. I consider the microbiome a good lens through which to view this problem, as well as the many other related lines of inquiry into this general idea. Which is to say that I may deviate now and then into seemingly unrelated territory.
Please feel free to engage in the discussion. Questions, comments, personal experiences & observations are welcome and encouraged.
This blog is dedicated to Seth Roberts.