July 25, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
In our previous blogs posts we discussed the intricate relationship between how bad bacteria not only affect disease, but can potentially affect our daily mood. Today we are going to get to the nuts and bolts of the matter. What can we do to keep our guts healthy?!
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 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 9, 2017|Written by Andy Miller
Now we have discussed what a probiotic is and the benefits of taking one last week. Let’s move a step further and ask ourselves, do I need one? Also, how will I be able to assess the health of my gut?