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Robert Rountree, MD on Immune Modulators

In this brief video Dr Rountree describes his 4 favorite nutrition supplements for immune modulation: NAC – N-acetylcysteine – which activates immune cells as well as regulates the immune system so that it’s less likely to contribute to an auto-immune process. NAC is a procursor to glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. Probiotic – to help suppress unhealthy bacteria and promote growth of...

Microbiome is the New Health Insurance

All disease begins in the gut (paraphrasing Hippocrates)… …and a healthy microbiome is the new health insurance. Slide from my recent presentation on the microbiome and its role in the pathogenesis of diabetes. We can all be healthy, wealthy and wise by supporting a diverse microbiome with key strains that build and maintain the gut barrier. Eat more plant foods! Fruits and vegetables, beans and lentils, roots...

Diabetes + the Microbiota

Did you know that researchers believe that an imbalance of the gut microbiome is the underlying root cause for the onset of diabetes? Here’s a simplified explanation of how diabetes can develop: Chronic inflammation in the gut from microbial dysbiosis and lack of microbial diversity leads to damage to the gut mucosal barrier. Eventually this inflammation leads to gaps in the intestinal lining, known as leaky gut....

Microbiome + Metabolic Reprogramming

Why do some of your friends or family members seem to eat virtually anything and not gain weight? Why do others eat more healthfully and struggle with unwanted weight gain? This paper from Microbiome Labs, reveals recent scientific discoveries to shed some new light on this matter!  First of all….the Myth.  We typically credit being lean to an individual just being lucky to be born with a high metabolism. But...

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Hippocrates was right….”All Disease Begins in the Gut.” Modern scientific researchers are figuring out just why that’s so. As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite supplements for gut health. MegaSporeBiotic probiotic and Cal-Mag Butyrate — foundational products in helping to restore gut health. Umbrellux-DAO...