Maltodextrin is a white, powdery substance that is derived from starch. This multi-purpose polysaccharide starts from natural sources such as corn, wheat, rice, or potato. However, it is ultra- processed to arrive in its final form. It's commonly used in the food industry as a filler or thickener … [Read more...] about Maltodextrin: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Here’s three comments, with implied questions, that came in recently. I’ve grouped them together to address the topic: “I am having constant UTIs and the antibiotics are making it worse.” “urinary tract health for women” “I have a sinus infection that won’t go away with anything” Antibiotics … [Read more...] about Antibiotics and Infections, Sinuses and UTI’s
We Americans are leaders in the world… One of the many things we lead in is obesity! A CDC report released this year shows that in 2017-2018 the adult obesity rate is a whopping 42.4.%.  That is almost every other person. There is something very wrong with this. If the trendline … [Read more...] about 42.4% Obesity!
Gut Health Study: How Triphala and Probiotics Extend Life by 60% and Protect Microbiome From Disease and Aging Gut health is a big and ever-growing topic. And new research shows an interesting angle. First of all, it’s only a fruit fly study, but you’ve got to start somewhere. Despite that I … [Read more...] about Gut Health Study: How Triphala and Probiotics Extend Life by 60%
Trust your gut. We’ve all heard that advice, and we all probably give it from time to time. The notion of “going with your gut” or “trusting your gut” alludes to some primal intuition that our gut must somehow know what’s good for us. Something is going on with the gut. Is it truly the space … [Read more...] about What’s Up with Your Gut? Why Gut Health is the Key to Overall Well-Being
In Chinese elemental theory, fear is the emotion associated with the Winter season. When observing the winter time, we see that things slow down and even freeze. The natural world is in a state of contraction and condensation. It is a time for conserving energy. While the world outside us is … [Read more...] about Use Your Gut Instinct: Navigating the Holiday Season
Flash back a couple of years... (see Breaking Down and then Taking Back Control for more details of the health story that changed my life and was the impetus for me to team up with Gav on 35to65.com). My health is failing and falling fast... from insulin and digestive issues to torn and ruptured … [Read more...] about Fighting Stress with Adaptogens
Dr. Chris Hardy is emerging as a leader in public health, merging his expertise in nutrition, strength and conditioning, and in clinical and preventive medicine into a comprehensive approach to treat chronic disease. Chris has a diverse background including: • 13 years active military service … [Read more...] about Ep33: Dr. Chris Hardy on Stress, Inflammation and Gut Health