Gut Bacteria and Your Metabolism with Dr. Keesha Ewers on the Healthy You! Radio show

Listen to the Healthy You! Radio segment with Dr. Keesha Ewers here About Dr. Keesha Ewers Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 28 years.  It was after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and finding no cures in … [Read more...]

Saccharomyces boulardii: The Probiotic Yeast That Is Great for Your Gut and Immune System

Probiotics are supplemental live microorganisms that offer health benefits. While most probiotics are bacterial in origin, one strain of yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii has been found to be a particularly effective probiotic. It should … [Read more...]

DNA From Gut Bacteria Found in Blood of Diabetic Patients, Linked with Endotoxin, Inflammation

Our gut microfloras are important cogs in the wheels of our biological machinery. From assisting in digestion and absorption to orchestrating metabolic and immune responses, gut microbes play a huge role. But when these gut microbes are … [Read more...]

Why Chewing Food Can Help Curb Cravings, Burn Fat and Improve Digestion

SLOW DOWN AND CHEW! Your personal trainer may encourage you to “Eat more protein!” Your doctor is likely to advise, “Watch those saturated fats and reduce your calories.” But your grandma, who told you to “Chew your food,” probably knows … [Read more...]

Dysbiosis of The Gut and Blood Linked with Inflammation and Heart Disease

French researchers link dysbiosis of the blood with adverse cardiovascular events   Watch this video below to learn more!   CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE: BACTERIA ARE PARTOF THE STORY Despite the huge progress in … [Read more...]

Diet, Gut Microbiota and Immune Responses Through the Lens of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA)

Virtually every immune-mediated disease is on the rise, from asthma to allergies to various autoimmune diseases. Historically, scientists have blamed excessive hygiene as a root cause of an over-vigilant immune system. This hygiene … [Read more...]

Beyond Leptin Resistance: the many ways leptin prevents fat burning

WHAT IS LEPTIN? In 1994, Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD, and his colleagues at Rockefeller University discovered this peptide and named it appropriately “leptin,” from the Greek word for thin, leptos. This discovery and the awareness that one … [Read more...]

SAD Diet Disturbs Circadian Clocks Leading to Leaky Gut and Imbalanced Gut Bacteria

BREAKING NEWS Cutting-edge practitioners have long known that obesity and diabetes is linked with imbalanced gut bacteria and skewed circadian clock genes. But, for the first time in human history, scientists at Rush University in Chicago … [Read more...]

How Viruses Wreck Your Metabolism: gut bacteria are the tip of the ‘infectobesity’ iceberg

INFECTOBESITY: THE IMMUNE-MICROBE-METABOLIC CONNECTION Bacterial endotoxin from the gut are not the only microbial link to obesity and diabetes. Elevated levels of circulating inflammation-stimulating immune cells have been observed in … [Read more...]

BINGE DRINKING CAUSES LEAKY GUT, RAISING LEVELS OF BACTERIA AND ENDOTOXIN IN THE BLOOD

Binge drinking—having more than four drinks—not only stresses your liver. A recent study revealed it affects your liver’s sister organ, the gut, as well. Alcohol is a known inducer of gut permeability; that is, it causes leaky gut. More … [Read more...]

Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) And Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) epitomize the notion that when we eat, our microbes are eating too. The bacteria in our gut ferment our food, synthesizing three main types of SCFA—acetate, propionate, and butyrate—in roughly a 70:20:10 … [Read more...]

Ancestral Eating Improves For A Stronger Gut, Robust Metabolism

What you eat on a daily basis affects the type of bacteria in your gut and it’s activity, which, in turn, affects the level of inflammation in your body. But there are other influences as well.  Take endotoxin, for instance.  Those are … [Read more...]