Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health? - BBC News

See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health

Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn’t suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now.

In 2008 a military helicopter chanced upon a previously uncharted group of huts in the remote Amazonas region in southern Venezuela, home to 15,000 Yanomami people.

Thought to have been completely isolated since their ancestors arrived in South America after the last ice age, the semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers have never been exposed to modern civilisation - therefore neither have their guts.

The community hunts for small birds and mammals as well as frogs and fish and the occasional tapir. They also eat wild bananas, plantain and cassava.

Water is collected from a stream about five minutes’ walking distance from the village.

An international team of scientists has studied the group - whose exact location has been protected - to see what micro-organisms (microbes) lived in and on them.

Some microbes cause disease but the majority are completely harmless but humans couldn’t live without them,

The microbes we are born with - which mainly come from our mother’s birth canal - form the basis of our lifelong microbiome.

We are literally covered in them, inside and out. But modern life can alter the microbial composition.

See on bbc.co.uk

I wrote another thing! ❤️Finals week has come to an end and so has my first year of college! That being said, I thought I wouldn’t write again but inspiration struck. Thanks for all the nice comments the first time. Also, since all of this work ties in together, I’ll just add chapters to this. I don’t know how many chapters there will be. Hope you enjoy!

Hi, my name is Gabrielle/Paloma. I’m 23 and I’m a super huge fan of old school MCR, but I like to dabble into the Killjoyverse because it’s so uncharted. I love to write, roleplay, and edit things, so if you have ocs with face characters I can give it shot manipulating them to your liking. 

Haikus for the Signs


A clash of metal

adrenaline starts to flow

you’ve worn down your bones


autumn leaves falling

their slow descent uncharted 

not caring for time


everywhere at once

your mind is exploding, but

in chaos you thrive


each word that you hear

explains why you are afraid

of facing your fears


the mirror reflects

only what you wish to see

so why keep staring?


nothing ever works

quite like you had planned it to;

nature follows none


not everyone cares

for the beauty that you wear,

but their hate isn’t yours


locked doors keep none in

and the knocking will not stop

till you open up


we all are disguised

don’t reveal us too early—

where’s the fun in that? 


steadfast, unmoving

every grain of sand adds up;

your empire stands tall


one voice of many

your currency is in change

slowly, the tides rise


your thoughts are gardens

ideas— flowers not in bloom,

a bouquet of dreams

Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character — for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy.’ Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example — happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true — of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire Grey’s Anatomy family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: the carousel never stops turning.

This May, embark on a desperate mission into uncharted territory as PLANET HULK #1 smashes its way into the WARZONES! Be there when Sam Humphries and Mark Lamming take you Greenland – Battleworld’s inhospitable northernmost territory. Teeming with an unchecked population of raging Hulks – their unparalleled destruction is the stuff of legend. Now, a battle-worn gladiator named Steve Rogers and his steadfast companion Devil Dinosaur must venture deep within Greenland’s borders in hopes of rescuing a friend. Only an army of Hulks now stand between them and their goal!

Plus – don’t miss a special back-up story this issue from fan-favorite creators Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Storm) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel, Runaways)! Explore the untold history of Greenland. What secrets does it hold? What caused this untold outbreak of Hulks? Those answers and more lie in the pages of PLANET HULK #1 this May!



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Fall in love knowing your heart is going to break.

And I know that sounds awful.

But fall anyways. Fall like a summer thunderstorm, and don’t look back unless you’re searching for flowers that will bloom in your wake.

Wander into uncharted territory, and let your guard down. Hang on to laughter like perfect days, and remember that hearts can change like the weather, but spring will come again. 

Love can be heart break. And in the event, pick up the pieces and give them away. Give them to people who deserve you, and don’t feel like you’re losing something, someone, or yourself.

If you have love to give, you should always give.
Then when it comes back your way in some form of forever. You will realize, you could fall a million times, just to get to here, to now.

And it would be worth it.

—  A scribbler // If I Fall for You… Will You Catch Me?