What kind of microbiome legacy will you leave?

BY: DR JASON BUSH The environmental influences affecting the inheritance of the bacteria that make up the gut microbiome are incredibly complex and poorly understood.  A recent publication in the journal Science sheds light on the question:  Which factor plays a bigger role in shaping the gut microbiome, the gut microbiome of the mother or the microbiota found in Read more about What kind of microbiome legacy will you leave?[…]

Why is digestive health especially important for women?

BY: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO I always encourage my patients to be mindful of digestive health, how it regulates our elimination, and to understand how food affects us.  Digestive health is particularly important during a woman’s period.  Often, the malaise, bloating, and discomfort is entirely attributed to hormonal changes, and the role of digestive health is Read more about Why is digestive health especially important for women?[…]

Food Processing and Prebiotics

BY: DR. JASON BUSH Processed foods have become a scapegoat for many of the health problems affecting Western societies.  These ready-to-eat items typically found in cans, plastic packaging, and frozen aluminum sheets contain high levels of salt, fat, and readily digestible carbohydrates.  These unhealthy features are a result of both consumer preference (they make the Read more about Food Processing and Prebiotics[…]

Practicing Patience with Patients

BY: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO By far, the practice of being patient with your patients is one of the most difficult aspects of being a healthcare practitioner.  The patience I am referring to includes: The time it takes to treat and resolve symptoms, the ability to persevere during difficult-to-resolving issues, and the understanding that natural healing Read more about Practicing Patience with Patients[…]

Gut microbiome testing: Do current methods paint the full picture?

BY: DR. JASON BUSH A pair of articles published in Cell from the laboratories of Eran Segal and Eran Elinav at the Weizmann Institute of Science caused a stir when media cited these papers in reports suggesting that probiotics were found to be ineffective.  The media certainly over-simplified these studies with respect to probiotic health benefits, but these studies reported Read more about Gut microbiome testing: Do current methods paint the full picture?[…]

What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities?

BY: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO Food sensitivity testing has become the most popular test among my patients.  This blood test identifies reactivity of both IgG and IgE antibodies against food proteins found in the diet.  The higher the reactivity, their greater the sensitivity to those problematic foods.  The results from these tests have had the following Read more about What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities?[…]

Too Much or Too Little?

BY: DR. JASON BUSH The modern diet (aka. the Western Diet) followed by most people in the developed world is characterized by excess amounts of fat, sugar, carbohydrates, and salt.  Substantial correlations have been made between the Western Diet and many increasingly prevalent health conditions, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.  Consequently, reducing fat, Read more about Too Much or Too Little?[…]

The Keto Diet: Benefits, Side Effects & Solutions

BY: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO The Ketogenic diet is one of the most popular diets being followed right now.  The significant reduction in carbohydrates allows for the utilization of fat and protein as energy sources.  With this comes a multitude of benefits. Weight loss is the main benefit but others include:  Balanced energy levels throughout the Read more about The Keto Diet: Benefits, Side Effects & Solutions[…]

Important Ketogenic Diet Benefit is Dependent on the Gut Microbiome

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH The benefits of the Ketogenic Diet, in which the vast majority of calories come from fat and carbohydrate sources are severely restricted, for the general population continue to be debated.  However, this restrictive diet can be an extremely effective tool in reducing epileptic seizures in children whose condition is not adequately Read more about Important Ketogenic Diet Benefit is Dependent on the Gut Microbiome[…]