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The community of bacteria and other organisms that lives in our intestinal tract — known as the gut microbiome — has co-evolved with us and can be considered a symbiotic partner helping us perform everyday functions, such as eating our lunch.

For the past 75 years we’ve been bombarding them with antibiotics without realizing that when we were shooting at the bad guys, we were also hurting the good guys. And the rising incidence of chronic conditions from obesity to asthma to allergies may be the price we are paying.

In order to kick gut problems to the curb for good, I invite you to do an experiment — with yourself as the subject — to find the root cause and get rid of your symptoms once and for all.

Lots has happened over the last 12 months and
they seem to have buzzed by so fast – I really have
a hard time believing that a year has passed since
we published our first issue.

Fewer people are taking fish oil, vitamin C and calcium supplements, according to a recent survey of dietary supplement users. The survey, conducted by Consumerlab.com, also showed that the number of people using probiotics has increased.

Probiotics have also been associated with reducing stress-induced gut flare-ups in a study published in Gastroenterology, and they are also being explored as a pathway for psychological well-being.

Yogurt has earned itself a reputation as a true health-food superstar. But know this: “Yogurt can turn into junk food really quickly,” says Caroline Kaufman, RDN, a nutrition expert in San Francisco and an expert panelist for the Health Must-Eat List.

Many advocates of this gluten-free diet warn that wheat gluten disorders are affecting an increasing number of people.

Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we’re not in the mood for yogurt — or we don’t have a spoon. These alternative foods will also keep your system on track.

Think of the digestive system as the pistons of an engine – to get the most amount of energy, and to ward off future illnesses, it’s important to keep it running right.

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