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Coffee? Pour a Cup!

Coffee? Pour a Cup!

While I don't have the exact statistic, it probably isn't far off-base to state that many, if not most, Americans start their day with a cup of coffee in their hand. For many years, the science on coffee has...
Explaining Fecal Transplant

Explaining Fecal Transplant

While it may not be currently approved by the FDA, or even a mainstream treatment in general, fecal transplant offers a powerful means of resetting the gut microbiome. By simply transplanting fecal matter fr...
Antibiotics: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Antibiotics: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Antibiotics are an incredible, life-saving tool that we have in medicine. In fact, they are arguably one of the greatest medical discoveries of our time. However, in America, we see injudicious use of antib...
AGEs, Inflammation, and Hippocampal Atrophy

AGEs, Inflammation, and Hippocampal Atrophy

You've heard me speak extensively about the toxic role of sugar and carbohydrates in terms of brain health. I've even gone so far as to say that elevated blood sugar is correlated with shrinkage of the brain...
Dramatic Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

Dramatic Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

We are now learning that differences in the various species of bacteria that live within the intestines actually have a profound role in regulating metabolism. For example, researchers have demonstrated that...
Depression, The Microbiome & Leaky Gut

Depression, The Microbiome & Leaky Gut

One of the things I explore in depth in Brain Maker is the notion that even depression is now considered an inflammatory disorder. We now understand that inflammatory markers, the same that we see elevated i...
AGEs and Leaky Gut

AGEs and Leaky Gut

A variety of factors conspire to lead to leakiness of the gut and this plays a fundamental role in inflammation. We know that, for example, things like stress and environmental toxins can lead to leakiness o...
Gut Bacteria & BDNF

Gut Bacteria & BDNF

What if I told you that your gut bacteria have a large role to play in levels of BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which acts like growth hormone for the brain? In this video we look at probiotic s...
Hygiene Hypothesis

Hygiene Hypothesis

Is there such a thing as being too clean? Could our obsession with cleanliness actually be doing more harm than good to our overall health? A new study from Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health find an int...
Evolution of the Microbiome – Comparing the Ancestral and Modern Microbiome

Evolution of the Microbiome – Comparing the Ancestral and Modern Microbiome

We now understand that it's not just a question of living in a rural versus a urban environment, but we have actually changed our gut bacteria in going from ancient times to more modern times. We now have th...