An Amazonian Tribe May Hold The Secret To Better Gut Health

April 6, 2015 12:04 PM

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An Amazonian Tribe May Hold The Secret To Better Gut Health

A team of researchers are studying a remote hunter-gatherer community in the Peruvian Amazon with the express purpose of answering a single question: What did our digestive systems look like before antibiotics and fast food?

They now have some insight into how diverse ancient human gut bacteria was thousands of years ago -- and how our modern intestinal colonies have changed as a result of our industrialized lifestyles.

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