You're probably used to thinking of bacteria as agents of serious diseases. Newsflash - the beneficial capacities of bacteria are just as incredible!
Over the past 10 years, researchers have uncovered a remarkable deal about the nature of bacteria flora, the microorganisms that live in your digestive system, and the key roles that they play in your health.
Because your immune system is large... ››› more
When it comes to keeping your gut healthy and happy, your daily routine is key.
Here are six tips you should be following every day to keep your gut health balanced!
Six essential daily tips for a healthy gut
#1: Start your day by drinking warm water
In Ayurveda – an ancient Eastern mind-body medical system – it’s said that drinking warm water on an empty stomach helps power up... ››› more
Who would've guessed that your digestive system may be behind your severe headaches?
According to a new study published in the journal systems - a journal of the American Society for Microbiology - people who suffer from migraines have more nitrate-reducing microbes, or germs, in their mouths and digestive systems.
Read on to find out more about the link between your microbiome and migraines... ››› more
Processed foods like margarine, bacon, granola bars, dried fruits, instant noodles and microwave popcorn may be convenient, but as you know, they're very bad for your health.
Not only do processed food pack large amounts of hidden fats, sodium and sugar, which are always bad news, a recent study published in the journal Cancer Research has even linked processed foods to colon cancer - a leading... ››› more
You've probably heard of SIBO, short for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, before. While the digestive condition is very common, not many people understand it.
Gas, bloating, cramping, acid reflux and bowel irregularity are just a few common symptoms of SIBO. If these symptoms are a part of your daily routine, there's a very good chance that your digestive system is out of balance and SIBO... ››› more
There's nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable, bloated or constipated after indulging in a delicious meal, is there? If you often experience digestive problems like these after eating a meal, you have a problem with how your gut is functioning.
While most doctors label common digestive problems like these “irritable bowel syndrome” (or IBS for short), the diagnosis doesn't explain why y... ››› more
Hospital antibiotics top the list of the most over-prescribed medicines today, according to Derek Henry, founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Online Holistic Health Program.
And here's what ironic - because doctors prescribe antibiotics for just about anything, they're ruining peoples' digestive systems and, in turn, weakening their natural immunity to all types of future infections.
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Has every diet you've ever been on failed? Is it because you simply can't curb your sweet tooth?
According to Dr Raphael Kellman, a New York City-based medical doctor and author of The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss, not being able to control your sweet tooth doesn't boil down to a matter of willpower, nor does it boil... ››› more
Do you hit the snooze button once or twice before rolling out of bed every morning? Do constantly find yourself reaching for that next cup of coffee to make it through the day? You're not alone…
While doctors recommend that adults should get at least seven hours of sleep each night, a whopping 30% of us get less than six!
It's no surprise that sleep deprivation can sabotage your health (no... ››› more
All along, we've thought that it's energy imbalance that results from eating too much food and exercising too little that causes weight gain. Yes, I'm talking about what's known as the calories-in/calories-out model. But here's the deal - this model doesn't account for what scientists call the “gut factor”…
The gut factor is one of the biggest underlying causes of weight gain and is makin... ››› more
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