The Fallacy of the Probiotic Concept

The world is a big and complex place. Numerous different substances and life forms make up the system that we call Earth. Our planet is so vast that we have a hard time wrapping our heads around it and understanding how all of its constituents hang together. In order to make things easier for ourselves, […]

How Friendly Bacteria Can Help Protect You Against STDs

A couple of days ago I was having a conversation with some friends of mine. For some reason I can’t fully remember, we got to talking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Much of the discussion centered around the fact that STDs such as chlamydia are extremely common nowadays. Not just in developing nations, but also […]

10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine

In 2015 I put up an article here on the site entitled 10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine. In that article I listed 10 scientific papers that I believe everyone who’s interested in health and medicine should take the time to read. I thought I’d do the same thing […]

The Problem With Gut Microbiome Testing

Have you gotten your gut microbiome analyzed? If so, then you’re not alone. Over the most recent decade, the number of companies conducting fecal microbiome analyses has grown progressively, due in large part to increasing demands for microbiome sequencing services. My impression is that many of the people who send in fecal samples to these […]

Species-Appropriate Nutrition + Microbiome Restoration = A General Approach to Preventing and Treating Disease

In my recent article entitled Mainstream Medicine Overlooks the Two Major Causes of Chronic Illness I made the case that dysbiosis and chronic low-grade inflammation are at the root of a long list of diseases and health problems. In support of that statement, I cited a diverse selection of scientific papers that have been published […]

How Antibiotics Have Changed Our World

Antibiotics are by many considered to be one of man’s greatest creations. The people who hold this belief are typically the same ones who praise modern medicine and are of the opinion that the development of the arsenal of pharmaceutical drugs that today’s physicians have at their disposal represents the pinnacle of human achievement. What […]

The Evidence the «Saturated Fat is Harmless» Crowd Overlooks

I’ve talked a lot about saturated fat here on the site. That’s not by coincidence. I’m very concerned about the fact that the notion that saturated fat is harmless has gained foothold within the nutritional community. More and more people seem to be adopting the mindset that it’s perfectly safe to consume large quantities of […]

The Oral Disaster: How Carbohydrates Have Turned the Human Mouth Into a War Zone

In my recent article entitled 10 Reasons Why Grains Shouldn’t Be at the Bottom of the Food Pyramid I pointed out that the introduction of large quantities of cereal grains into the human diet with the Agricultural Revolution steered the human oral microbiome onto a new evolutionary path. From the perspective of Homo sapiens, this […]

Your Microbiome Controls Your Life

Are you in complete control of your life? Take a moment and think about this question. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll find that you’re left with no other choice than to acknowledge that you’re not in complete control of your life. If you were to lose a loved one, the company your works for […]

How to Use Fermented Vegetables to Repair a Damaged Microbiome

One of the main recommendations of the microbiome restoration plan is to occasionally consume small quantities of a diversity of fermented vegetables. In the past, I’ve talked at length about the pros and cons of using various probiotic products, and I’ve looked into many of the biological mechanisms that are relevant with respects to how […]

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