Veggies for BV

Veggies for BV

At GutBiome Institute, we’re all about balance in the microbiome. But bacterial imbalance doesn’t just occur in your gut; it can happen in your vagina, too, leading to a condition called bacterial vaginosis, or BV. As the recent article in The Atlantic, The Superhero in the Vagina, states, BV puts “millions of women, and their […]

Green Is The New Brown

Green Is The New Brown

In my first book, Gutbliss, I wrote about stool nirvana being “a deep brown color that looks like melted chocolate”. But if you’re trying to reverse damage to your microbiome – the trillions of bacteria that call our bodies’ home – you should actually be aiming for green stool. Not a glowing radioactive green, but […]

In Praise of Dirt

In Praise of Dirt

A major part of rehabbing our microbiome and restoring our health is recognizing that cleaner doesn’t mean healthier; in fact, it can sometimes mean sicker. The FDA agrees. Last week they announced plans to pull antimicrobial soaps and other personal care products from the market, concluding that they don’t confer any additional benefits over regular […]

The Nose Knows

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 […]