15 May '18, 6pm

Climate change, my microbiome, and me

Climate change, my microbiome, and me

Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu ? Climate change. Mudslide ? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was mostly fooling the other day, when I once again said: “Must be climate change.” I was in yet another doctor’s office, doling out obscene amounts of money to be told yet another time that there’s no official diagnosis for what ails my stomach. The doctor laughed, bemused and dismissive. He was the fifth person I’d seen on behalf of a tummy that no longer properly digested most of the ingredients in the modern American diet — especially the tastiest ones, like dairy, sugar, and wheat. Dear reader, like what you see here? Keep Grist’s green journalism humming along by supporting us with a donation today. Your gift will help us fight for...

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