SUMMARY: The ‘blue/black white/gold dress‘ incident is a really good way of acknowledging that people see and perceive things differently and one way is not necessarily superior to the other. I see and appreciate this in every diet conversation I have. I focus a lot on diet; but lifestyle tweaks help many achieve wellness when clean diet isn’t enough. Initial microbiome studies show that stress can result in changes to the gut microbial community, specifically bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus are consistently reduced. If clean diet isn’t enough, move onto stress busters that data shows literally reduce inflammatory markers — affirmations and meditation do such.