Tag: The Road to Perfect Health

Energize, Power Up! through Breath and Movement

Energize, Power Up! through Breath and Movement

Today I’d like to focus on the second E in the RENEW Total Body Detox program as you Energize your entire body – and by that I mean your immune system as well as your mind and spirit. Listen closely – I don’t encourage you to add new movement programs into your schedule until you have developed your stable routine around…

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Recently I was pleased to come across an article in the Wall Street Journal that discussed the very positive shift away from overuse of antibiotics in nursing homes. Being the defender of the microbiome that I am, when I read that up to 70% of nursing home residents receive one or more courses of antibiotics every year and up to…

Altered Gut Microbiome Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

The gut connection to overall health, a connection Brenda and I have been exploring and educating about for many years, is growing stronger every day. Week after week, researchers around the world are linking digestive function—usually gut bacterial balance—to a range of health conditions in many different areas of the body. Particularly interesting have been the links between heart health…

Altered Gut Microbiome Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

The gut connection to overall health, a connection Brenda and I have been exploring and educating about for many years, is growing stronger every day. Week after week, researchers around the world are linking digestive function—usually gut bacterial balance—to a range of health conditions in many different areas of the body. Particularly interesting have been the links between heart health…

Gut Connection to Rheumatoid Arthritis

The gut connection to arthritis is a topic I have raised in my book and PBS show, The Road to Perfect Health. In fact, raising the topic of the gut connection to basically everything is what I do. They don’t call me the Diva of Digestion for nothing. Arthritis has a particularly strong gut connection, especially when it comes to…

Gut Bacteria of Autistic Children

  A new study published in the online journal mbio® found differences between the gut bacteria of autistic children compared to non-autistic children. This comes as no surprise to me. Children with autism commonly have digestive issues. Dr. Smith has blogged about this, and we’ve written about it in my book, The Road To Perfect Health. In the study, actual…

Prebiotics and Probiotics—A Primer

  I talk about probiotics a lot. I even have a PBS show on the topic—The Road to Perfect Health. I call your gut bacteria the Gut Protection System, or GPS. The word probiotics means, “for life.” Probiotics are defined as beneficial bacteria (sometimes yeast) that benefit the person taking them in some way. Many people relate probiotics to yogurt,…

Your GPS—What Went Wrong?

I like to call the proper balance of gut bacteria your “GPS”—your Gut Protection System. Your GPS works to: protect your intestinal lining; “crowd out” and neutralize the harmful bacteria; and influence the immune system so that it responds in the proper way to harmful invaders like bacteria, toxins, and even undigested food particles. Your GPS might not be properly…