Catastrophic Biodiversity Loss in Macro Ecosystems is also Being Seen on the Human Microbiome

Invisible extinction of gut bacteria is harming human health

Research showing how modern medicine and diet are disrupting our internal microbiome is being used to create a new documentary.

Called “Invisible Extinction” and focusing on the work of Maria Dominguez Bello and her Partner, Martin J Blaser, it describes how damage to the human microbiome has been linked to many diseases, including cancers and autoimmune disorders. 

It also describes a potential solution; increasing the microbial diversity of the gut. 

"Restoring one’s microbial diversity is harder than it sounds. ...research is needed to develop a more targeted approach for treating other conditions, Dr. Blaser said."

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