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Microbial Diversity: sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t

Posted by on 29 Oct 2014 in Human Food Project | 57 comments

This past January I wanted to see what would happen to my gut flora if I adopted a hunter-gatherer diet for a week – eating the plants, animals and drinking the same water as the Hadza hunter-gatherers of east...

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(Re)Becoming Human

Posted by on 30 Sep 2014 in Human Food Project | 0 comments

AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into my bum and injected the feces of a Hadza man – a member of one of the last remaining...

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Going Feral: my one-year journey to acquire the healthiest gut microbiome in the world (you heard me!)

Posted by on 19 Jan 2014 in Human Food Project | 242 comments

Unless you’ve been holed up in a cabin in the Siberian outback, it’s been...

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Please Pass the Microbes

Posted by on 2 Oct 2013 in Human Food Project | 84 comments

A few days ago I accompanied two Hadza hunters to a series of seeps or springs...

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Preliminary Characterization of the American Gut Population

Posted by on 17 Sep 2013 in Human Food Project | 15 comments

If you have been following American Gut Project, you might be interested in the...

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Sorry low carbers, your microbiome is just not that into you

Posted by on 26 Jun 2013 in Human Food Project | 199 comments

I recently posted a scatter plot (below) on Facebook/Twitter of preliminary...

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Breaking A Plate for Human Health

Posted by on 19 Jun 2013 in Human Food Project | 13 comments

It’s difficult to overstate how our growing understanding of the trillions of...

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