July 12, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
As many of you know, the benefits of a healthy gut and gut microbiome are astounding. As a refresher, your GI tract is filled with beneficial bacterial. The composition of the bacteria in your gut (more good versus bad is ideal) can affect your body weight, disease risk, metabolism, behavior and cognition. Also, 70% of your body’s immune cells are located in your gut, so your gut health is directly related to the health of your immune system.
June 23, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
Last time we left off discussing how dysbiosis is related to disease. Today we are going to discuss how your gut bacteria is related to your brains and mood.
To establish this connection, let’s take an imaginary trip to the gut.
June 19, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
In our previous blog about probiotics and gut bacteria we discussed how the term dysbiosis simply means our gut bacteria is out of balance. This means that we either have a low microbe count in our GI tract or an excess of bad bacteria compared to good bacteria. We discussed causes of dysbiosis: such as poor diet, high stress, and excessive antibiotic use. Today we are going to discuss the implications and common diseases and health conditions associated with dysbiosis...
June 13, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
Our dietitian Andy is walking us through a day of what she ate!