When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.
As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.
Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks for his. But we wondered: Are there other foods that promote a healthy microbiome in most people?
The answer, we found out, is fairly complicated. microbiome research is still in the very early stages. [...]