STOP DRINKING BLEACH! I believe that it is vitally important to consider the things that adversely affect our gut microbiome.  Most people give very little thought to consuming things that may partially or completely destroy our commensal bacteria.  We know that some antimicrobials adversely affect our gut microbiome, but not enough human research has been […]

I get this question often – “How long does it take to rebuild your gut microbiome after antibiotics?” While almost all gut bacteria will recover after exposure to antibiotics within perhaps 1.5 months (given an optimal diet – NOT the Standard American Diet – SAD). However, at 6 months the gut still lacks nine common […]

I have never had a cavity in my life! However, I did have inflamed and receding gums for many years which suddenly stopped after a major dietary change. My gums are now healthy and are no longer receding, bleeding, or inflamed. I was certain that this had to do with my oral microbome and diet […]

Having a good, effective water filter in your home is essential. Without it, you risk getting various illnesses or, even worse, not having enough clean water. Knowing this, it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to be safe and healthy no matter where you go. These precautions also provide the tools needed to ensure […]

The obesity epidemic is a serious problem in the United States.  The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 41.9% of adults over the age of 20 in America are classified as obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30.0 (Stierman, 2021). The obesity rate has steadily increased in the U.S. since the […]

Introduction: Since we have systematically reduced the natural microbial content of the human microbiome with widespread use of antibiotics, an increase in alcohol consumption, and by chlorinating and sanitizing our water resources, it is very important that we include fermented foods in our diets to replenish the commensal (helpful) bacteria that have resided with humans […]

Improving Eyesight with Nutrition The secret to good eyesight as we age may not be a secret after all.   The adage that eating your carrots will ensure good eyesight has some truth.  Mom may have been right all along!  Even though conventional therapies for improving eyesight like eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery may be preferred […]

Fermented Foods Are Essential to Human Health What do mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and olives have in common?  These food items may be the toppings on a pizza, but they share another characteristic; they are all fermented foods.  Sauerkraut is usually what comes to mind when people think of fermented foods.  Many other treasured foods like […]

I recently attended the Plant Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) virtual conference. Much of the information presented was what I was mostly familiar with as a plant-based nutrition science addict! I was pleased to listen to presentations on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai (a.k.a. ‘Team Sherzai’); Preventing Heart Disease with […]

I recently watched a documentary on ‘Earthing’ called ‘The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding‘. (Below if you care to watch it.) The documentary had plenty of anecdotal stories about children being able to accomplish more while ‘grounded’, as well as helping behavioral issues, and even autism. It also featured several doctors and researches […]