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Probiotics & The Microbiome

Do Polyphenols Improve Your Gut Bacteria?

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! While you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think polyphenols are healthy for you, one of the lesser-known benefits of consuming a diet high in polyphenols is its beneficial impact on your gut bacteria. There are certain substances that have a very significant impact on our gut bacteria balance, like probiotics for… Read More

What To Do If You Need To Take Antibiotics

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I wrote this a while back when I had more time, thinking it might come in handy during the book tour. I was right! A few years ago, I wrote an article about the often devastating effects that antibiotics can have on the gut flora. While it’s extremely important to avoid unnecessary antibiotic use, what about those who have carefully considered their options and decided that antibiotics are necessary in their situation? Is there no… Read More

RHR: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat: The Importance of Feeding Your Microbiome – With Jeff Leach

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I’m really excited to have a special guest, Jeff Leach from the American Gut Project, on this episode.  We talk all about the gut, which is, of course, one of my favorite topics. In this episode, we cover: 1:00 What is the American Gut Project? 4:30 How the study of our microbiome changes as technology advances 15:22 Surprising insights from the latest gut bacteria research 22:38 What effect does diet have on the microbiota? 29:22… Read More