Up to 40 percent of U.S. adults experience symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) once a month, and approximately 10 percent of the adult population takes a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for this condition. PPIs come with an ever-growing list of side effects and are difficult to wean from. Worse still, PPIs merely suppress symptoms while doing nothing to treat the underlying gut problems.
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I discuss a reader question about the relationship between high-fat diets and the gut microbiota. There are a lot of reasons not to trust studies that suggest that all fat harms gut health—and there are even more reasons to take most nutritional research with a grain of salt. Keep reading to find out why the latest research doesn’t always paint a clear picture of how your diet impacts your health.
A pair of groundbreaking studies have just been published that have led many to call into question the safety and utility of probiotic supplements. Published in the prestigious journal Cell, these studies suggest that probiotics don’t always colonize the gut and could even slow down recovery of the gut microbiome after antibiotics. So—should we avoid probiotics altogether? Read on to find out.
Think back to your favorite childhood playtime activity. Do you still make time for it today? Or do you think of it as an unproductive, frivolous pastime you had to outgrow on your way to adulthood?
Research shows what countless cultures already know: frequent sauna use is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Making time to sweat eliminates toxic burdens, reduces stress, and improves functioning throughout the body. Find out more about how heat and light can help alleviate chronic disease, and learn what makes near infrared saunas different from their counterparts.
Long hours, high patient turnover, and the struggle to make a difference all contribute to physician burnout. And, as these problems cause feelings of stress and depression among medical practitioners, more and more choose to leave the profession altogether. Read more to find out how physician burnout has ballooned to such a serious problem and what you can do to prevent it.