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Do Fermented Foods Really Help Your Gut?

December 6th, 2018|

You’ve probably read the same stories I have online and in other places promoting the value of fermented foods, from the familiar (yogurt, kombucha tea, pickles, cottage cheese, sourdough bread, soy sauce and sauerkraut) to the more exotic (tempeh and

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Can Probiotics Reduce the Need for Antibiotics?

November 26th, 2018|

If you follow our blog regularly, you’re very aware of the many problems associated with antibiotics. Patients have leaned on antibiotics so much over the years as go-to drugs to feel better in a hurry that doctors have tended to

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Household Cleaners Could Harm Your Child’s Gut

November 13th, 2018|

Keeping your home a bit “too clean” by using common multi-surface disinfectants could be changing and harming your child’s gut bacteria by making them more susceptible to obesity. That’s the chief finding from data culled from an examination of fecal

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How Artificial Sweeteners May Hurt Your Gut Health

November 8th, 2018|

Artificial sweeteners have found their way into a wide variety of foods that people -- mostly processed food product like diet sodas, but even in ones they prepare at home -- in their efforts to lose weight over the years.

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Taking a Probiotic May Protect Your Bones From Osteoporosis

October 26th, 2018|

Many people assume bone health is a condition only older adults need to worry about. That’s not a surprise, considering how harmful falls can be to seniors. However, you may be shocked to learn that people reach their peak bone

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The Gut-Brain Link to Depression and Obesity

October 17th, 2018|

It wasn’t long ago that conventional medicine debated the existence of the gut-brain axis, the connection that links your emotions, intestines and brain. The medical community couldn’t dispute it for long, however, given that about 90 percent of serotonin, a

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Gas

October 11th, 2018|

Out of the many gut-related issues patients have discussed with me over the years, problems with excess air and gas resulting in bloating, a sensation of fullness in your abdomen, are the most common by a long shot. Just to

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Question What You Read Everywhere!

September 24th, 2018|

If you follow my blog and keep up with the news, you’ve heard about a pair of recent studies published in the medical journal, Cell, that found probiotics may have very limited value. Unfortunately, the mainstream media -- seemingly everyone from CBS

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Prebiotics May Protect Your Knees From Osteoarthritis

September 21st, 2018|

If your joints begin to stiffen and feel painful -- especially when you wake up in the morning or as swelling becomes more common -- your body could be telling you that osteoarthritis may be just around the corner. Osteoarthritis

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A Healthy Gut May Protect Your Liver

September 14th, 2018|

We’ve talked a lot about how the gut is so hard-wired to the body that it governs many aspects of your health behind the scenes, from the inner workings of your brain to getting a healthy night’s sleep. Your gut

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