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Probiotics

What vitamins should I take? Looking at essential supplements

What vitamins should I take? Looking at essential supplements

What do I really need to take?   I am frequently asked about supplements: What vitamins should I take? What about other supplements? So, I thought it would be great to talk about supplements in this week’s post. What are the essential supplements we should […]

Respect antibiotics: use them judiciously so we can still wage war against bacteria

Respect antibiotics: use them judiciously so we can still wage war against bacteria

Fighting the good fight: respect antibiotics   This week let’s talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: antibiotics. As a physician who works with the sickest patients in the hospital, I consider antibiotics lifesaving therapy. I truly respect antibiotics. They […]

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Part II – The microbiome and disease development Last week we spoke about what makes up our microbiome, gut health and probiotics (if you missed it, click here to read it!). This week we will discuss 3 hot areas where the microbiome and disease development […]

Understanding The Gut Microbiome
Photograph by Michelle Ramirez of Tres Misterios Salinos, oil in canvas by Fernando Ureña Rib, 2001.

Understanding The Gut Microbiome

Understanding the gut microbiome and the importance of your intestinal flora   I hope everyone is enjoying these holiday days and, hopefully, a little time off! This week I wanted to talk about those friendly bacteria that live in our gut and the impact these […]

All the leaves are brown
Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California

All the leaves are brown

When all the leaves are brown   Ahhh, yes. It’s that time of the year again, when the leaves start turning a beautiful brown, orange and yellow in the northern hemisphere. Like the song says: “all the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray.” […]