MICROBIOME RULES; WHAT IS MICROBIOME?

SUMMARY:  Your gut microbiome allows you to live your life with health, wellness, and vitality, or illness and disease.  Without a doubt, the MICROBIOME RULES; WHAT IS MICROBIOME?

If you haven’t already done so, you should read the post, “Diet and other things Determines Our Microbiome” to be certain you are up to date not only with what this dynamic virtual organ is, but also are cognizant of the many factors that affect the microbiome.  
We can modulate this microbiome; the science is exploding daily with research that is unveiling the vast impact the gut microbiome has on all of our inner workings.
FOOD ALTERS THE MICROBIOME, with a focus here on celiac and autism, although the insight applies to all autoimmunes and chronic disease.

The post “Food Managing Autism and IBD: The Studies,” details the studies (and includes current ongoing clinical trials) showing dietary intervention (that heals the gut) can result in IBD remission or management of autism.  Such occurs through optimization of the microbiome since the food we feed the microbiome, determines the gut’s community of microbiota, whose role is to affect immunity, health, wellness, and vitality.  Thus, anyone looking to improve health needs to look first at optimizing the gut microbiome.

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A FEW INDEX CARD RECIPES FOR WHOLE FOODS

Summary:  This post give A FEW INDEX CARD RECIPES FOR WHOLE FOODS. Snip and save!  I get it.  You don’t know how to cook or bake, but you know you have to figure this out.  Or maybe you are a genius in the kitchen, but…  Whoever heard of coconut flour, rancid industrial seed oils, grass-fed or pastured animals and animal by-products, or of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes for proper preparation to neutralize the inflammatory compounds inherent within these foods that is so disease promoting?  And… that listing is just a few incidentals of Whole Food preparation!  Don’t despair.  Most “Whole Food” foodies did not know how to cook using such ingredients and techniques at the beginning either as ALL of us were unfamiliar with such!  To help get you started, here are some index cards, but there’s more posted on the website (see below for how to locate those), and on my  Pinterest!

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DIET & OTHER THINGS: WHAT DETERMINES MICROBIOME?

Summary:  WHAT DETERMINES MICROBIOME?  Learn that we truly are what we eat, inhale, and absorb since that is what feeds our microbiome.   70% of the microbiome is very stable and supports basic life function, but 30% is very variable and host manipulable. A 30% change is huge because for the microbiome, 30% of the 39 trillion bacterial cells comprising the microbiome results in nearly 11.7 trillion organisms that can be modulated through diet and lifestyle nudging towards an anti-inflammatory state.  These changes increase immunity; 80% of our immunity comes from our gut microbiome.

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CANCER MICROBIOME IS MESSED UP?

SUMMARY:  CANCER MICROBIOME.  Be it linked to the gut microbiome or specific tissue,… It was just a matter of time until researchers linked cancer to the microbiome.

Cancer Microbiome

“These studies demonstrate that microbiota can increase or decrease cancer susceptibility and progression by diverse mechanisms such as by modulating inflammation, influencing the genomic stability of host cells and producing metabolites that function as histone deacetylase inhibitors to epigenetically regulate host gene expression. One might consider microbiota as tractable environmental factors because they are highly quantifiable and relatively stable within an individual compared with our exposures to external agents. At the same time, however, diet can modulate the composition of microbial communities within our gut, and this supports the idea that probiotics and prebiotics can be effective chemoprevention strategies. The trajectory of where the current work is headed suggests that microbiota will continue to provide insight into the basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis and that microbiota will also become targets for therapeutic intervention.” – Emerging roles of the microbiome in cancer, Carcinogenesis. 2013 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]

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