A Healthy Gut is a Prerequisite for a Healthy Brain

Much of what goes on inside your brain occurs as a consequence of what goes on inside your gut (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). If your gut is in bad shape, your brain will also be in bad shape. Conversely, if your gut is healthy and working well, then chances are your brain will also […]

10 Common Misconceptions About the Human Microbiome

The human microbiome has received a lot of attention lately, both in the scientific literature and in the mainstream press. Unfortunately though, not all of the information about gut health and human-associated microbes that is floating around is of high quality. The microbiome field is very young, and there is still a lot we don’t […]

A Simple Tip That Can Help You Diversify Your Microbiome

The human microbiome is shrinking (1, 2). It has been for quite a while (1, 2, 3, 4). Not only have we, via our modern diet and lifestyle behaviours, altered the configuration of our microbiotas, but we’ve also caused a loss of biodiversity from the human superorganism. These changes have contributed greatly to fueling the […]

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 […]

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