Thanks for that.
From the article:
Yes, also see this article linked by Mark in Weekend Link Love just today:Interestingly, the content and diversity of our gut bacteria has not only been linked to obesity and metabolism, but it has also been linked to mental health. For example, our floral content has been shown to help control depression and anxiety, and likely plays a crucial role in the regulation of our brain chemistry.
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However, no mention of gut bacteria in the article on autism despite the strong connections with gut dysbiosis found by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and others.
There is a lot of information out there, but few people seem to be joining the dots.
More from the mummy article:
That's unsurprising. I'm a little sceptical of the idea that a "microbial soup" based on the mummy's faeces would be a panacea for obesity, though. I've heard before that the obese have different gut ecology. However, what's cause and what's effect here? And, while non-food factors e.g. damage from antibiotics, could be playing into this, is that all?Interestingly, researchers found that ancient human gut bacteria is more akin to what is found in the guts of non-human primates, such as chimpanzees. By comparison, the intestinal contents of modern humans appear more depleted and sterilized.
If you didn't eat right to support the Ancient Egyptian bacteria, I've a feeling you might be back where you started pretty soon. Could "King Tut's" gut bacteria survive on twinkles and coke?
Also, I'd understood that there were many hundreds of bacteria, some of which were quite localized and dependent on what's in the local diet. Thus the Japanese gut biome includes bacteria that are good at breaking down seaweed, since it's in their diet and their gut bacteria has evolved with them and their changing dietary habits.