Are you getting MCT oil benefits? If you don’t quite know what MCT oils are, you likely won’t know the answer to that question. So let’s start with a primer on MCTs, a naturally occurring source of dietary fats especially abundant in coconut oil. MCT stands for … Read More
short chain fatty acids
At any given time, trillions of bacteria live in your body, many of which reside in the large intestine. This colonic community of bacteria, known as the gut microbiota, plays a key role in immune function, digestion, weight management, and blood-sugar control, among other functions. Some of these microorganisms cause … Read More
Something astonishing has been happening in medicine that is completely changing how we view health and disease. Today’s understanding of the microscopic life inside our gut—microbiome, as it's known—has profound implications for managing not only our digestive health, but also that of the entire body and mind.
The microbiome is the … Read More
No one who has ever suffered from diverticulitis is lucky, but some people are able to get through the intense attack of lower abdominal pain relatively unscathed. The unlucky patients have a different story, one that can include complications, hospitalization, surgery, or chronic disease that will have an ongoing … Read More
Things that are happening in our gut directly affect how we think and feel. Similarly, how we think and feel directly affects the health and function of the gut. This is the gut-brain connection.
Also called the gut-brain axis, this bidirectional communication … Read More