Scientists Study The Gut and Skin Microbes From the Yanomami – An Amazon Tribe Isolated From Outside Contact For Over 11,0000 Years – Here’s What They Found
The gut ecosystem should look like a rainforest – rich with diversity with numerous species scattered about. Without such diversity, research suggests that you may be at higher risk for allergic and autoimmune disorders.
Just as in the rainforest, when we lose diversity of plants and animals, we not only lose the organisms themselves, we lose out on research opportunities to discover new drugs or new solutions to old problems.
The data trend is relatively clear – the more Westernized the population, the less microbe diversity found on their skin and in their gut. Western diets and modern hygiene practices have been wiping out species of bacteria in our digestive tracts.
The long-term consequences are still unclear – but the findings have experts concerned.
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