Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 19 January 2016
Called the gut microbiome, these tiny bacterial allies play a fundamental role in the immune system. When the delicate balance of these bacteria are disrupted, it sets the stage for inflammation, which is at the root of virtually every chronic illness — from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease. Even a depressed mood, an out-of-control appetite, joint pain, allergies, and thyroid symptoms can have their roots in your gut microbiome.
Watch my latest appearance on Eat Real Food TV to answer many questions about the gut microbiome, including:
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And now I'd love to hear from you. What would you bring with you to a desert island after watching this episode? What is one thing you can commit to start doing to improve your own micro biome? Let me know in the comments below and I'll have a new article for you next week on Doctor as Teacher Tuesdays!
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