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

Posted by on 29 Oct 2014 in Human Food Project | 55 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,...

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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...

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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 | 227 comments

Unless you’ve been holed up in a cabin in the Siberian outback, it’s been hard to miss the avalanche of research and associated press...

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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 where they had set up hunting blinds of tall grass to ambush...

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Preliminary Characterization of the American Gut Population

Posted by on 17 Sep 2013 in Human Food Project | 14 comments

If you have been following American Gut Project, you might be interested in the PDF we just released (see below) of a “top...

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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 | 198 comments

I recently posted a scatter plot (below) on Facebook/Twitter of preliminary metadata that we are accumulating as part of the American Gut...

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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 microbes that live on and in the human body is radically...

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60-Day Human Food Challenge

Posted by on 15 Jun 2013 in Human Food Project | 47 comments

Short Summary: We are looking for 25-30 super motivated people who have joined – or will be joining the American Gut project –...

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Swapping microbes with your dog

Posted by on 17 Apr 2013 in Human Food Project | 1 comment

We hug them, kiss them, sleep with them, and share our food with them – they are, of course, the family dog. In return, they share with...

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From Meat to Microbes to Main street: is it time to trade in your George Foreman Grill?

Posted by on 15 Apr 2013 in Human Food Project | 46 comments

If scientists keep publishing the results of their work in journals, we’re going to run out of stuff to eat. The latest nutritional no-no...

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