The Gut-Brain Connection: Who Cares? Who should care about the Gut-Brain Connection? Anyone who has, or cares about someone with, a chronic health concern. Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic health concern, such as pain, arthritis, depression, anxiety, heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, and many others. Chronic illnesses are the
If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community that
GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality. These experimental organisms have been mostly plants so far, but animals are also being modified. This is not the same as hybridizing. Hybrids are created through breeding.
There is no doubt that the industrialization of food over the past 75 years has contributed significantly to the rise of chronic illnesses. The pure, whole food nature used to provide has been replaced with manufactured, hybridized, and genetically modified food-like substances. Over 10,000 chemical food additives have been approved for use in industrial food