Many people are affected by health challenges related to poor immunity and inflammation. Diet can play a large role in worsening or improving these issues, because of interactions between the gut microbiota and immune system. Microbes produce a large number of metabolic products and other compounds that can directly interact with your physiology. The immune
Gut microbes get most of their nutrients from your diet and help you digest a lot of the food you eat. It probably comes as no surprise that diet has a huge impact on the composition of gut microbiome and, consequently, on your immune system. Diet influences many aspects of the microbiome-immune system communication, including,
The integrity of the intestinal barrier is fundamental for a healthy gut. A healthy intestinal barrier will keep pathogens and harmful microbial products away from your body, while being selectively permeable to microbial signaling molecules and metabolites that contribute to the health of our biological processes. Dysfunctions in the intestinal barrier alter its permeability and
Your immune system is the group of cells and molecules that protect you from disease by monitoring our body and responding to any foreign (non-self) substances they perceive as threats, particularly infectious microbes. Your immune system has co-evolved along with your microbiome, not only to create defenses against pathogens, but also to develop tolerance for
"Your ethical and humane choice for high-quality grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, chicken and turkey." We all want to feed our families the best and healthiest food on the market. Information on organic foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, is starting to become more accessible as people learn more about pesticides and their impact on our
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply going to the brain is interrupted due to a blood clot, ruptured artery or restricted blood vessels. This interruption deprives the brain of much-needed oxygen and glucose and can lead to health conditions such as brain damage. Stroke victims often have impaired speech, memory loss and/or restricted mobility.
We often associate our health with the health care system. We believe that our doctor is there to keep us healthy and that regular visits will help us live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, maintaining good health isn't that simple. Certainly your doctor is there to monitor your health and identify disease so that, if