The average person doesn’t think about insulin. In my experience most people who think about insulin are diabetic. I cannot stress enough the importance of understanding insulin for everyone who wants to live a long and healthy life. Insulin is the hormone that makes glucose available to our cells for
*title borrowed from the book of the same name by Gary Taubes Around 1 in 3 people in the United States have pre-diabetes, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most important reason to care about the effects of sugar on our body is INSULIN.
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)[is a component of the mucosa-associated (gut lining) lymphoid tissue (MALT) which works in the immune system to protect the body from invasion in the gut. So it really does matter what we eat because there are foods that heal the gut through the proliferation of good bacteria – and foods that can
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Thousands of years later, research has proven him correct, and one of the diseases we are most concerned about is Leaky Gut Syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is a condition that happens as a consequence of intestinal hyperpermeability. In other
Collagen is the most substantial protein in our body. It is found in bones, muscles, tendons, skin, blood vessels, and even the digestive system. It gives our skin strength and elasticity and replaces dead skin cells, and helps with wound healing. Both tendons and ligaments are made of it, so
Meditation is relaxation. It’s calming to the mind. Most of us walk through our days with thousands of thoughts going through our heads, driving us crazy. Some are beneficial and help us feel good. Some are unpleasant, put us in a bad mood, and don’t serve us in being the
In my personal experience, and that of many of my patients, when we get strong – especially core strength – we have less daily discomfort and less aggravating neck and back pain and stiffness. Yes, regardless of whether you have herniations, bulges etc. If you have had images taken of
If you are eating plenty of prebiotics (raw specialized plant fibers that help your good bacteria grow and flourish) then you may not need to take a probiotic (friendly bacteria). Yet, most people are not eating enough pre or probiotic foods. In that case, taking a probiotic can be helpful
Before moving on to Part 4 of Your Gut Health, please refer to my recent posts for a refresher… Your Gut Health, Part 1: How the Bacteria in your Gut could be Used to Treat Mental Illness Your Gut Health, Part 2: Healing & Optimizing Digestion Your Gut Health, Part
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