Healthy Bytes #1 For National Nutritional Month: Tidbits of Info to Keep You Informed

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

In an article by Sarah Schenck entitled “Gut Check,” I learned that Hippocrates is said to have noted that “All diseases begin in the gut.” I have read this in more than one place and have been reading more and more about the importance of the health of our gut “biome” and how we need to support our beneficial bacteria.

According to the author, being picky about your foods is the quickest way: organic, high fiber, and fermented foods seem to be promising. Adding probiotics to your supplements might be another way to get started. “Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good bacteria in the intestinal tract.”

Source: Rodale’s Organic Life, Feb/March 2017

Note: The author is a Brooklyn based filmmaker. She and filmmaker Steve Lawrence have produced a documentary called Missing Microbes. Here is the link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7322624/ and a summary:

Superstar scientists Marty Blaser and Gloria Dominguez-Bello – passionate partners in life and in the lab- show us how overuse of antibiotics and elective C-sections are destroying the healthy bacteria in our bodies, and fueling the stratospheric rise in obesity, diabetes, asthma, and food allergies. Our dynamic duo is on a mission to protect and restore our missing microbes before it’s too late.

 

Note: Dr. John Douillard has a program to detox the body so that healthy microbes are abundant in the gut biome. Go to www.life.spa.com and search for cleanse or detox programs based on Ayurvedic (Ancient healing system from India).

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