The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Why does it matter? Over the past decade, research has brought to light how your ‘gut microbiome’ plays a role in almost every aspect of health, including digestion, immunity, fat storage, and heart health. Studies suggest a healthy gut may even help clear up skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, and may make you … Continue reading The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Why gut bacteria is good for you

Blame it on our naivety, ignorance or hypochondria, we tend to associate the word ‘bacteria’ with illness and poor health. Combined in equal parts with our ancestral disdain (because our microbiota is mainly a replica of that harboured by our parents) for salads and greens (the richest source of fibre on which these bacteria thrive), … Continue reading Why gut bacteria is good for you

Early Exposure to Friendly Bacteria Lowers Risk of Asthma and Allergies

In my last post, “How Fruits and Vegetables Can Treat Asthma“,  I mentioned that my “life-long” asthma (mine for 48 years), was a thing of the past since I found a way to smuggle those vital green veggies into my diet. Now it appears my early sickness (almost from birth) may have also contributed. My parents … Continue reading Early Exposure to Friendly Bacteria Lowers Risk of Asthma and Allergies

Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

In my last post we discussed the exciting new field of research: the microbiome, aka our gut health. The microbiome and the friendly bacteria living there are the subject of a new book in the UK, which suggests that there’s more to weight gain than simply eating too many calories. According to British scientist (and author) … Continue reading Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

Why can eating healthy food be a gassy proposition?

“So you’ve been on a new, healthy diet and you have a little gas, do ya? What would you rather have, a little gas (healthy human function) or colon cancer?” These are the words of our friend and colleague in Juice Plus+, Dr. Mitra Ray (research biochemist and expert of nutrition disease prevention). She doesn’t pull … Continue reading Why can eating healthy food be a gassy proposition?