Gut Reaction (Part 1): What You Eat Could Be Making You Ill

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New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more important than previously thought is because food affects the bacteria deep inside our guts.

In the last ten years, a technological revolution means scientists are now beginning to discover just how crucial these microscopic creatures are to our overall health — and what they’re learning is shaking the very foundations of medicine and nutrition. Our food, it turns out, might be making us sick — but the good news is, it could also be our medicine.

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