Edward Daniel. Vegan Chef meets Jeff Leach, Anthropologist
Jeff is founder of the Human Food Project, a global effort to study how diet affects the microbial world that resides within us.
Bacteria live on and in us and is called the microbiome; the gut microbiome is the diverse array of bacteria that live along our intestinal tract.
Some aid in digestion, produce enzymes to break down foods or make vitamins. Others help keep the intestinal lining impenetrable, help regulate metabolism or boost immunity and fight pathogens.
Some may not be beneficial at all and amplify inflammation or cause life-threatening infection.
But on the whole, Jeff asserts that diversity of bacteria is key to a healthy body.
In an effort to raise awareness about the changes in human ecology that give rise to diseases in the modern world, Jeff launched the Human Food Project.
To see what’s inside your microbiome – check out here.
More information on Jeff and the Human Gut Project can be found here.
EthiVegan by Edward Daniel
Author of “Essence: The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism” to be published 2 December 2017. It is intended to help others as they grow and find their personal brand and assist with a new way.
What price? The planet. Ethical veganism; it’s a life choice.
Edward Daniel | Servant to Humanity | Second Wave | Chef | Media Solicitor | Former Chair, The Vegan Society