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Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by A.B., Aug 5, 2016.

  1. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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  2. PennyIA

    PennyIA Senior Member

    Anyone else thinking... well... duh?!

    Pasteurized milk, treated and filtered water, education on handling raw meat, hand sanitizers, etc... etc... etc...

    are all tied to reducing exposure to bacteria... ergo there would be less bacteria we get exposed to... ummm... duh?
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  3. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

    Cornwall, UK
    Yeah, quite.

    I'm thinking their model doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Do bacteria really have much more chance to pass from one New Guinea tribesperson to another than would be the case among, say, New Yorkers who take the subway twice a day?

    I would have thought dietary practices — processed food, sterile growing conditions, antibiotics in farming etc. etc. would be much more likely culprits.
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  4. Groggy Doggy

    Groggy Doggy Guest


    Look at what is happening in China. I was shocked to learn they have the same Western Lifestyle health issues. And violence against doctors is a new concept to me also. This in an approved abstract for the upcoming Stanford Medicine X conference in September 2016.


    Mark Heitner, MD, MBA

    "1. Doctors are under siege. Doctors may see 100-200 patients/day. They are known to supplement their meager income by ordering unnecessary tests and medicines.

    2. Our research showed that patients often wait hours in lengthy queues for a cursory consultation that they do not understand. Health literacy is low. Violence against doctors is all too common.
    China faces multiple medical catastrophes:

    • 114 million have diabetes
    • 493 million have prediabetes
    • 267 million have hypertension
    • 150 million have major depression
    • 27% of global cancer deaths are in China
    Decaying dietary and lifestyle habits (68% of Chinese men smoke) have exacerbated these crises."
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
  5. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Add to the list all of the chemicals that are added to our foods, plastics, toxic fumes we breath in, toxins in lotions we put on our skin, etc. It all adds up over time and destroys our bacteria.

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