Jun 7, 2022
Habits & Health episode 69 with Elizabeth
Gasson-Hargreaves, a Functional Medicine Practitioner and
Nutritional Therapist. 15 years ago, her son Charlie had less
than 24 hours to live had he not received vital antibiotics which
saved his life. This had a major impact on Elizabeth.
Charlie was 6
weeks old and had bacterial meningitis.
Following his recovery, she had two choices: to live with fear
every time her son became unwell or to understand what made him so
susceptible to this disease - or dis-ease within his
This led Elizabeth on a journey of discovery and she realised
that disease was more likely to be about the internal
Which helped her understand how important microbes were; not
just for us internally, but for the soil in which we grow our
The soil in our gut and the soil in the ground are deeply
connected. As Franklin Roosevelt said, “the Nation that destroys
its soil, destroys itself”.
She believes everyone has the right to healthy food, grown in
a way that preserves our soil, not destroys it.