I try to avoid taking antibiotics as best as I can. Yet, sometimes antibiotics are lifesaving and necessary. Antibiotics unfortunately do not pick and choose - they take out everything in their path — including the good gut flora your body needs to support long-term health. Here are some tips for what to do during and after a course of antibiotics to help your gut flora flourish again.
Tag Archive: microbiome
New and exciting research is revealing a strong connection between our mood and the various bacteria that live within our intestines. This is certainly a sobering notion. Think of it: the bacteria living within the digestive system are, to some degree, involved in determining whether we are happy, sad, anxious or even depressed.
Today our featured guest is my friend Dr. Gerry Mullin, integrative gastroenterologist from John’s Hopkins and author of the exciting new book The Gut Balance Revolution. I recently sat down and chatted with Gerry about his new book—specifically about one of my favorite subjects, the profound influence of our gut microbes in health and weight loss. Here is what he had to say.
I was recently asked to give a short, 10 minute answer to the following question question: "What's the #1 thing you recommend people do right now to maximize their health and wellness?" This was part of a very special interview series with 26 of the world's leading health experts and doctors, each giving their perspective in 10 minutes or less called. The interview series is call 10 Minute Wellness Tips (which you can get for free).