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 […]

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 […]

Microgreens are a great source of nutrients and have many health benefits. Most varieties tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper. They are also a fantastic source of antioxidants. Higher Nutritional Density A USDA study assessed the nutrient compounds of microgreens. They found that microgreens have higher nutritional densities. The study […]

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 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 […]

Fermented foods have played a very important role in human health. Fermentation predates modern human history. Not only is fermentation good for the preservation of foodstuffs, but is also good for the commensal bacteria strains found in fermented foods. Modern Refrigeration Modern Refrigeration has only been around for 100 years. 1854 was the beginning of […]

Last week several news sources reported that young adults are getting colon cancer more frequently, and that an alarming number of the new cases are of advanced disease. This data was according to a new study published on July 22nd, 2019 in the United States. Medical News Today Stated: “A new study of recent trends […]