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 […]

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 […]

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 […]