Crucial Colonizers Western Lifestyle Disturbing Key Bacterial Balance

Trillions of bacteria living in and on the human body play a vital role in preserving health. But C-section births, antibiotics and excessive hygiene have been disturbing our microbial balance and possibly contributing to intestinal ailments, obesity, allergies and autism.
Research on indigenous populations in the Amazon is showing just how much the Western lifestyle has unbalanced crucial microbial flora in our bodies.

Research on indigenous populations in the Amazon is showing just how much the Western lifestyle has unbalanced crucial microbial flora in our bodies.

? Ricardo Moraes / Reuters/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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