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Looking Back in Time: The Gut Flora of the Hadza Tribe

A recent article published to WIRED by Nick Stockton looks at the results of the study “Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers” by Schnorr et al. 628 more words

Gut Flora

Goin' With My Gut

Ever had “butterflies” in your stomach?  When was the last time you made a decision based on a “gut instinct?”  Or how about that stressful, “gut wrenching experience” you recently had?   686 more words

Should I Take Probiotics with Antibiotics?

I don’t get sick often but when I do, it hits me hard. I have a history with Strep throat, in particular, which means I end up taking an antibiotic. 626 more words

Antibiotics

Collective Consciousness: How our microorganisms make us who we are.

(As part of my Professional Writing Development class, I was asked to write an informal research paper. So I chose a subject I’m passionate about, and what follows is the result. 4,133 more words

Bacteria

Learn about Gut Flora from research on Hadza Tribe in Tanzania

In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that’s been seen before in a modern human population — providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago. 90 more words

Health

Africa is a living university for mankind

In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that’s been seen before in a modern human population — providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors… 96 more words

Africa

The Bacteria in your Gut are essential to your health Part I

Our human body consists of about 100 trillion cells but we carry about 1000 trillion bacteria in our intestines, that represents 10 times the amount of our own cells. 2,151 more words

Obesity