How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

This article from Nautilus looks at how the Western diet has derailed our evolution and drastically altered our ancestral gut microbiome. By failing to adequately nourish key microbes, the Western diet may also be starving them out of existence and the microbial die-outs are compounding across generations. The hope is that beneficial microbes can be separated from the dangerous ones, and that “good” ones can soon be restored.


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