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Grain-Free Diet Benefits for the Digestive System and So Much More

Grain-Free Diet Benefits for the Digestive System and So Much More

Written by Dr Axe There are a number of healthy diet options these days. Depending on your goals, convictions, and conditions or disease risk, you should have no problem (with some research legwork) figuring out what is best for your needs. One popular option, particularly for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or autoimmune conditions, is a grain-free diet.  Taking a step beyond gluten-free eating, those on a grain-free diet usually seek to resolve various health problems. Take Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, for example: This naturopathic doctor went gluten-free after a personal trainer suggested it and found that it helped her with a...

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Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Born around 460BC, Hippocrates was from Kos in Greece. Regarded as the greatest physician of his time, he is often referred to as the Father of Modern Medicine. [1] He was the first person to remove the link between religious superstition and medicine. He achieved this by establishing medicine as a science based on observation. Hippocrates also developed an understanding of how health is often influenced by the environment, by diet and by the failure of bodily functions. In short, he was a very smart man who knew his stuff and was ahead of his time. In addition to the all this,...

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Are High-Fat Diets Bad for the Microbiome?

Are High-Fat Diets Bad for the Microbiome?

Written by Chris Kresser Those in the Paleo and ancestral health communities have a tendency to follow high-fat, low-carb diets. After all, when you cut out grains, you naturally cut out a lot of carbs. But are there downsides? What happens to our microbiome on a high-fat diet? If you’ve been following my work for a while, you won’t be surprised when I say, “It depends.” In this episode we discuss: Questions to ask about these findings High fiber and its impact on high-fat diets Low-carb, low-fiber diets can be detrimental Each person responds to high-fat diets differently Chris Kresser: Hey,...

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How Gut Flora can Impact Children’s Behaviour

How Gut Flora can Impact Children’s Behaviour

The Gut Flora–Disease Connection Written by Dr Leila Masson There has been an increasing amount of talk about the connection between our gut flora and disease. Gut Flora is Linked to Mood… Recently the research has widened to include the effect on behaviour, mood and feelings. Two recent studies reflect the important role the gut-brain connection plays in children. Article 1: Toddler Tantrums May be Due to Their Gut Flora Gut Bacteria and Happiness In this first study, scientists found that toddlers with the highest variety of gut bacteria were more likely to be happy, curious, sociable and impulsive (I...

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