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What a Hunter-Gatherer Diet Does to the Body in Just 3 Days

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  • The type of food you eat influences the health of your gut, as bacteria and fungi in your digestive tract make up your microbiome, which can make or break your health and make you more or less prone to disease
  • A researcher studying differences between his own Western diet compared to that of the Hadza, one of Africa’s last hunter-gatherer groups, found their gut microbiome to be much more diverse and healthier
  • After eating such native fare as baobab tree pods, local honey and porcupine and hyrax meat (nothing wasted), subsequent testing showed the researcher to have significantly higher microbiome diversity
  • Eating fermented and prebiotic foods, adopting a high-fiber diet and/or taking probiotic and fiber supplements can help optimize your gut health

By Dr. Mercola

If you're not convinced that eating a healthy diet is crucial to your health, and perhaps for reasons that might be a surprise, you may remember the story of an undergraduate student who spent a solid month eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at McDonald's. The rule was that every time someone took his order and asked if he wanted something "super-sized" he had to go for it.


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