nav-left cat-right
cat-right

Blog



FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK
FacebookFacebook

SHARE
FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Microbiome is the new health insurance

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 | in digestive health, immune health, probiotics

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 and tubers will provide great sustanance (pre-biotics) for bacterial species that we want to “live” in our gut...

read more

Diabetes + the Microbiota

Posted on Nov 3, 2019 | in digestive health, immune health, probiotics

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. Through these gaps, toxins, pathogens and dietary antigens get through and trigger an inflammatory immune response. Over...

read more

Common Histamine Containing or Triggering Foods

Posted on Aug 5, 2019 | in digestive enzymes, digestive health, enzymes, food intolerance, food sensitivities

Common Histamine Containing or Triggering Foods

I love this graphic (credit: Umbrellux DAO) which illustrates foods and beverages that either contain high amounts of histamines or trigger release of histamine. You may be surprised that many healthy foods are included in this list, such as tomatoes, berries, avocados and fermented foods! Histamines are not normally a problem unless your body has difficulty clearing them, which requires an enzyme the body makes, called DAO (or Diamine Oxidase). In addition to foods that trigger histamine release, alcoholic beverages block DAO activity in the...

read more

Flaxseeds – Excellent Source of Essential Fatty Acids

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 | in omega-3's/fish oil, pain and inflammation

Flaxseeds – Excellent Source of Essential Fatty Acids

BodyBio focuses on supporting the body with healthy essential lipids and fats, from the diet and from supplements. In this article they speak about how essential fatty acids are building blocks of hormone-like prostaglandins. In addition, essential fatty acids are needed to maintain the integrity of cell membranes. Healthy lipids in cell membranes are essential for cells to properly be able to signal one another. Problems with cell signaling are associated in many health conditions including cancer and neurological...

read more

How to Combat Mold in Your Food

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 | in brain health, digestive health, environmental nutrition, immune health, nutrition supplements

How to Combat Mold in Your Food

From Body-Bio:”When mold and its mycotoxins make their way into our food, the best we can do is build up our immune system. One way to keep potential damage from mycotoxin exposure at bay is by incorporating a butyrate supplement, such as BodyBio Sodium Butyrate {or Cal-Mag Butyrate}, into your routine. This short-chain fatty acid is produced by the bacterial fermentation (Bacillus subtillus) of resistant starch, something you’re unlikely to consume enough of organically in order to reap its benefits (Zhao, 2014). Sodium butyrate,...

read more