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September 22, 2016

Facts About the Human Microbiome

Metagenomic Testing

We are learning that there are more microbes out there in the world than we ever though could be possible. And Robert Rountree who does a lot of work for the Institute for Functional Medicine is one of the experts lifting the veil off of this topic and finding that we are swimming in them. There are organisms out there that we never even knew existed and finding out that they can do some very special things for our environment and our health.

And one really big step forward is metagenomic testing which gets down to the genetic expression of a strain of bacteria. There used to be the understanding that E.coli stood for bad bacteria because it [...]

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September 21, 2016

Health Benefits Of Fungi

  We Come From Mushrooms

Say what? According to Tero Isokauppila, an expert in the world of all things mushroom. Tero is from Finland and grew up on the  organic family farm that’s in it’s 13th generation. He says that about 10 years ago scientists figured out that we actually come from mushrooms, not plants. About 1.3 billion years ago mushrooms came from the sea and were the first things to come to dry land. So these mushrooms were living beings that were eating rocks and creating soil. We as humans are part of the same super kingdom because they breathe oxygen like we do and expel Co2.

Most cultures originally were mushroom friendly, but then some [...]

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August 9, 2016

Allergies on the Fritz? Here’s The Solution:

Allergies and where they come from   Today is all about allergies and what we can do to prevent them in our homes and families. Dr. Leo Galland is a board certified interest and his latest book is called The Allergy Solution where is is getting to the bottom of what is reeking so much havoc in our society.   Dr. Galland said that medical journals in the 19th century didn’t even have the word allergy in it. Hard to believe in this day and age since pretty much everyone we know is allergic to something be it a nut allergy or hay fever. There are three changes in our environment that are the culprit behind allergies taking over. Our polluted air from chemicals and cars, [...]
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August 5, 2016

Eat Dirt with Guest Josh Axe

  What Exactly IS Leaky Gut?   Well, if there’s one person who really knows what this is, it’s Dr. Josh Axe who has just written a great book about this syndrome and intestinal permeability. Leaky gut is when you the gates of your intestines stay open when they should be closed. So things start passing into the bloodstream that should never pass in there like undigested food particles and proteins such as gluten and casein, toxins, certain types of pathogenic bacteria. These things leak into the bloodstream which causes your body to react with inflammation. And if this doesn’t get treated and goes on for a long time – autoimmune disease [...]
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