Author Archives: Gutbliss

Review 11/20/16

Your kitchen floor is about twice as clean as your refrigerator handle and countertops. In fact, your wallet and cell phone harbor a whole lot more bacteria than your toilet seat. Should we frantically begin cleaning our refrigerator handles, wallets and cell phones? Probably not! Exposing ourselves to a diverse array of bacteria on a […]

The Gutbliss Weekly Review – September 19, 2016

1.Grounding, or earthing, (direct skin contact with the surface of the earth) proves to be an effective method in reducing inflammation and preventing and treating autoimmune disease. Yet another reason to follow Dr. Chutkan’s Live Dirty plan! Journal of Inflammation Research   2. Colonic transit time is positively correlated with gut bacteria diversity (a marker of […]

The Nose Knows

As a gastroenterologist I spend a lot of time in people’s colons, and I’ve noticed over the years that there’s tremendous variation in not just what the colon looks like, but in what it smells like too. Inflammatory conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cause redness and ulceration that’s easily identifiable, but they also […]