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May 19, 2016

Your microbiome (gut) is by far the most important part of staying healthy. We have trillions of microbes living in our body and some of the most important ones live in our belly. The state of our intestinal health is responsible for 80% of our immune function so regardless of why someone comes to see me, I always start there. 

 

There are many factors responsible for a healthy microbiome such as environmental toxins, exercise and sleep but the most influential factor is the food we eat. Certain foods are known to cause inflammation in our gut such as gluten, dairy and sugar. However, most people do not even know they are inflamed. Signs of intestinal inflammation are gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, IBS, headaches, skin issues, fatigue, foggy thinking and even depression. Poor gut health can also lead to diabetes and even cancer.

 

A recent study from The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation looked at the effects of the microbiome and weight loss. They found that those with...

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