Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

The incidence of diabetes and obesity is a global health crisis. In the Unites States (U.S.) alone, 11.3% (25.6 million) of all people over the age of twenty have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Another 35% are estimated to have pre-diabetes and it is recognized that 11% of these will develop type 2 diabetes each year . . . → Read More: Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz

Wild Fermentation provides a history of fermentation, the usefulness of fermented foods in health and the sad story of the general loss of this knowledge in modern society. The book is a bit quirky at times and full of a few “soapbox” diversions by the author but it is also full of generational knowledge that . . . → Read More: Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz

Probiotics in Children (Kilger, Hanaway, & Cohrssen, 2007)

This article serves as a review of a great deal of research worldwide on the issue of probiotics use in children. It has been demonstrated that the development of a healthy gastrointestinal flora is vital for a healthy immune and digestive function in children. The authors present the development and function of the gut flora . . . → Read More: Probiotics in Children (Kilger, Hanaway, & Cohrssen, 2007)

Digestive Wellness, Dr. Liz Lipski

Digestive Wellness should be a staple in the library of every health professional and truly any lay person who is interested in preserving their health. It sets the tone regarding the critical importance of digestive health in every aspect of our lives making the connection to obvious digestive issues such as heartburn, gas and gall . . . → Read More: Digestive Wellness, Dr. Liz Lipski

Lectins: Their Damaging Role in Intestinal Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Weight Loss

I found the explanation of lectins to be helpful in my understanding to food intolerances to grains and the observation that many other foods can contain lectins and therefore cause problems for those who are sensitive. The author builds a credible case for the lectin mechanism behind intestinal destruction in the case of IBS and . . . → Read More: Lectins: Their Damaging Role in Intestinal Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Weight Loss

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Integrated Approach to Gut Feelings

I found this article a practical and virtually complete holistic view of IBS treatment. The overview of the digestive system function starting at birth, the role of stress, the role of digestive and absorption and the view of integrated treatment of IBS was most helpful as a practitioner. Additionally, the article would be helpful to . . . → Read More: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Integrated Approach to Gut Feelings

Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Functional Foods starts with an overview of how we have arrived at our current situation of increasing digestive problems that plague the western culture. Dr. Lipski then proceeds to outline the significant support that that elimination diet can provide for those dealing with digestive problems, providing a review of research in that area. She then . . . → Read More: Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Disease: Clinical Evidence and Basic Science, Dr. Elaine Petrof

This article provides a review of the basic science and clinical evidence of the effectiveness of a few of the more commonly researched probiotics. They author found that although they have different mechanisms of action, each of the probiotics have the common ability to provide anti-inflammatory effects, antagonize competing undesirable microorganisms and are tissue protective . . . → Read More: Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Disease: Clinical Evidence and Basic Science, Dr. Elaine Petrof

Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project website is an amazing resource of information on the newest research that is occurring in the field with a holistic approach to the interaction between the human genome and the genome of the millions of bacteria that live on and within us. I particularly liked the BBC interview as an overview . . . → Read More: Human Microbiome Project

The Conundrum of Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan

This presentation (and the accompanying articles) is the best explanation of gluten sensitivity and celiac that I have seen to date. In practice I work with many clients with gastrointestinal issues and they often have seen their medical doctor for blood tests on celiac and those were negative. Some have also done more alternative tests . . . → Read More: The Conundrum of Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan

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