The microbome, intestinal microorganisms present since birth, can affect our overall health. Recently, researchers at Stanford university set out to test the theory that our modern Western diet is actually detrimental to our microbomes. Studying the gut flora of hunter gatherer tribes that are still living it like they did hundreds of years ago, they have found that many of us who eat a modern Western diet are acking some of the organisms found in the stool samples of these tribe members. Find out here why you need those microorganisms and how you can help replenish them in your gut.
- According to researchers from Stanford University that conducted a study on the human microbiome, what occurs in our gut could be a determinant of our overall health
- The human microbiome is comprised of thousands of microorganisms that live in the digestive system, which along with poor dietary habits, could set the stage for future inflammatory diseases.
- After studying stool samples, scientists concluded that those consuming Western-type diets lack key microbial species that could be essential for maintenance of health.
“Hadza diet is much healthier than the typical diets of those in the Western world: no processed food, no refined sugars, and a large intake of dietary fiber.”