Tag: gut flora

The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…


Gut Microbiome – Strike It Rich With Whole Grains

“Gut Microbiome — Strike It Rich With Whole Grains” Yes, we live in a so-called obesogenic environment, cheap junk food everywhere, thanks in part to subsidies going to the “food industrial complex,” which manufactures obesogenic foods that foster addiction. The root causes may make obesity difficult to escape, but, look, a lot of people do….


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?

[Music] why do dogs lick their wounds in fact they even lick our wounds leading to a question posed nearly a half century ago in the medical literature might there be some kind of healing property of dog saliva all it appears are a number of immune defense mechanisms in saliva one of which involves…


Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber

“Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber” Studies like this, in which Harvard researchers found the consumption of whole fruits such as blueberries, grapes, and apples was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater fruit juice consumption was associated with a higher risk, highlight the dramatic difference between eating whole fruits…


Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Self

“Gut Dysbiosis – Starving Our Microbial Self” For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was to just absorb water and dispose of waste, but nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body, and that…


Which Seaweed Is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?

unfortunately as the traditional diets of Eastasia westernize their breast cancer rates have risen which some have linked to a quadrupling of animal product consumption this is the breast cancer rate of Japanese women in Japan if they emigrate to the United States within ten years they’re up to here and if they hang around…


Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet

“Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet” Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans, an inflammatory bowel disease in which your body attacks your own intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease and current research focuses on just controlling symptoms. There is no definitive medical or surgical therapy….


Are Green Smoothies Bad for You?


Gut Feelings: Probiotics and Mental Health