Minor alterations in gut bacteria may extend lifespan. A concept that has been around since the early 20th century is now ringing true in scientific studies. In the most recent study linking the microbiome with longevity, researchers injected worms with the E. coli bacterium strain. Altering a single gene in the strain in some of […]

Is whole grain or white bread better for you? It depends on your gut bacteria! A recent study found no clinical significant difference between the two breads, and while half of the participants had a more positive glycemic response to whole grain bread, the other half had a more positive response to white bread. However, […]

This recipe is easy to make and can add a healthy dose of crunch along with chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Specifically, kale is rich in potent cancer-fighting substances, is loaded with bone-building vitamin K, and has one of the higher antioxidant levels of all vegetables. Did I mention that these chips taste good too? […]

A vegetable/fruit juice diet for 3 days resulted in a gut microbiome associated with weight loss in 20 healthy individuals. An important factor to consider is the pre-study diets of participants. And while green juices can play an important role in healthy dietary habits, at Gutbliss, we recommend green smoothies that incorporate the whole food. […]

Quinoa was first domesticated by the Incas thousands of years ago, and although it’s thought of as a grain, it’s actually a leafy green vegetable like spinach that’s cultivated for its seeds. It’s a great source of plant protein (one cup has about 8 grams) and is easily digestible and gluten-free. It has a slightly […]

While getting a dog might be the last thing you want to do during your pregnancy, it could make for a healthier baby. Homes with pets (specifically dogs) had babies with gut bacteria associated with decreased rates of obesity and allergies. Even those homes that had pets during the pregnancy and not after had babies […]

Our beloved daughter Sydney is sick. Again. Sore throat, fever, weak, and woozy. Those of you who’ve read Gutbliss or The Microbiome Solution know that Sydney’s wellness journey has been an uphill battle, in large part due to the overly sterile circumstances of her birth: C-section; IV antibiotics right after delivery; nursed for only 6 […]

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) suppress stomach acid and are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world, racking up billions of dollars a year for the pharmaceutical giants who market them aggressively to physicians and consumers. It’s hard to leave your doctor’s office – especially if your doctor is a gastroenterologist – without a […]