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Leafy Green Vegetables Are Key for Gut Health

Leafy Green Vegetables Are Key for Gut Health
When it comes to vegetables, we’re never going to tell you that any are “bad” for you. That would be pretty unhinged of us. At the end of the day, anything is better than a family-sized bag of barbecue chips. But we want to challenge you to go the extra mile – to start eating the greens that give you the most bang for your bite (and buck). 

The Link Between Gut Health and Immune System

The Link Between Gut Health and Immune System
Our mission is to make Americans healthier through their gut. If you asked us why we are so passionate about all things gut health, we would tell you it’s because research proves that between 70% and 80% of the immune system is in the gut—so it’s an obvious place to start. The immune system is […]

Can Time Changes and Circadian Rhythms Affect Gut Health? An Interview with Ken Onishi

Can Time Changes and Circadian Rhythms Affect Gut Health? An Interview with Ken Onishi
Ken Onishi is a doctoral candidate in integrative neuroscience. His research covers seasonal biology as it relates to immune function, the role of the immune system in clinical populations and the influence of gut microbiota on circadian rhythms. Ken is passionate about taking the small steps to make for a healthier lifestyle. Whether that means […]

What Is Microbe and Why It Is Important?

What Is Microbe and Why It Is Important?
What do we mean about when we talk about “bugs,” and how important they are to our gut health. We know, you’ve probably researched this a ton already, because gut health is the most interesting topic of all. Right? So let’s keep this short, sweet and simple.   A microbe really is shorthand for “microscopic organisms” […]

The Microbiome: Balance Your Bacteria

The Microbiome: Balance Your Bacteria
Hey – have you heard the story about there being 10 times more bacteria in you body than human cells? If not, you can see it here, here, and even here.   Turns out that wasn’t quite accurate. So all those “news” articles at the bottom of your favorite websites declaring that “GEORGE FOREMAN WAS AN […]

Ways To Reduce Side Effects Of Antibiotics

Ways To Reduce Side Effects Of Antibiotics
Like the microwave and the slinky, antibiotics were sort of an accident. They are a marvelous invention but also like microwaves, they are overused (we’re looking at you Applebees).  Let’s cut to the chase – when you take antibiotics, it’s like dumping bleach into your dirty clothes pile – it attacks everything. If you are […]

Link Between Gut, Brain and Mental Health

Link Between Gut, Brain and Mental Health
Here’s the deal: the gastrointestinal system and the brain are intimately connected.  In fact, there are numerous times where you can have an upset GI with no obvious physical cause.  Your GI problems may actually be a result of stress, depression, or other negative emotions. How does this work?  There is something called the “gut-brain […]
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