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Alison Bell
Are Holes in Your Gut Causing Chronic Inflammation?

Are Holes in Your Gut Causing Chronic Inflammation?

Written by Dr Sara Gottfried M.D.  When your body is healthy, you have a powerful army that defends you against invading bugs and foreign particles, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. That army is your immune system, and it polices your gut and blood stream for anything it deems foreign. Your immune system is a complex network of specialized cells and organs that work hard to differentiate between self and “nonself”—that is, between what’s you and what’s not. Your immune system’s main weapon is to make antibodies against germs and large particles. Unfortunately, your army can sometimes mistakenly identify your...

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Origins of the Microbiome

Origins of the Microbiome

Written by Kelly Brogan, MD.  "We barely know what we are doing when it comes to probiotic supplementation,” I admitted to my patient, “but we do know that we are on the verge of the most sophisticated understanding of human health and disease since the dawn of medicine, and it comes down to our symbiotic relationship to our body’s microbes.” The abuses we have brought upon our gut flora are largely obvious – we have been eating loads of sugar, processed vegetable oils, pesticides, genetically modified foods, and living in a bath of and industrial chemicals. But what should our microbiome look...

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How to Own Your Gut Bacteria and Fix Leaky Gut Syndrome

How to Own Your Gut Bacteria and Fix Leaky Gut Syndrome

Written by Bulletproof.  There’s a universe of living organisms in your digestive tract, and the little critters can do a ton for you. The cells in your gut biome can do everything from making you happier to clearing up acne to fixing autoimmune issues – when they’re not trying to control your biology for their own benefit. This post is about how to make your gut bacteria behave so you can reap the many benefits of a balanced gut biome. Up to 100 trillion cells live in your gut microbiome, forming a world that scientists are still working to understand....

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