Our understanding of what makes us sick has changed dramatically in the last few years - mainly due to advances in metagenomic sciences and computing power. It seems the trillions of tiny little microbes living on and inside our body have a great deal to do with our health. The good news is that through diet and other lifestyle decisions, you may be able to nudge your gut microbes in a direction for optimal health.
About the Author
Jeff Leach is the Founder of the not-for-profit Human Food Project and Co-Founder of the American Gut Project - the largest open-source, crowd funded microbiome project in the world. His research has been published in numerous journals including the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nature, Journal of Field Archaeology, Current Research in the Pleistocene, Journal of Archaeological Science, British Journal of Nutrition, and numerous others. His research has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and he has written opinion pieces about health and nutrition for the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle. His work among the Hadza was recently profiled in the prestigious journal Science and in several television programs and an upcoming PBS documentary.