The Solari Wellness Series: The Gut Microbiome—Why We Should Care with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

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“All Disease Begin In The Gut” ~ Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC), a physician from Ancient Greece, often considered to be the father of modern medicine.

By Brigitte Mouchet

It seems like there is no better topic to launch the Solari Report Wellness Series than the gut microbiome. Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC), a physician in Ancient Greece often considered to be the father of modern medicine, said “All Disease Begin In the Gut”. Although we know that this statement is not entirely accurate, it contains incredible wisdom and foresight considering the complexity of this organ. We are just starting to scratch the surface in our understanding of the gut, its ecosystem—the gut microbiome—and its role in maintaining physical but also mental and emotional health.

TheGoodGut tells us that:

“The human microbiome is a remarkable ecosystem of largely ‘good’ bacteria and microbes that live on and in the human body. These micro-organisms are believed to influence everything from our weight, our immune health, our susceptibility to disease and even our mood.

Our bodies are home to between 40 and 100 trillion microbes according to current estimates– weighing as much as 2 kg (4lb). Most live in our intestine and make up what is known as our gut microbiome.”

It is particularly important to be aware and knowledgeable about the health of our microbiome because of the dramatic increase in people affected by so-called chronic diseases, which are now believed to be caused by chronic inflammation. Where does inflammation come from? It is the response of our immune system to foreign invaders—an extremely complex topic that is still not fully understood. There is however enough evidence today linking inflammation to gut health.

In our interview, I talk to Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a pioneer in gluten sensitivity and gut health, and a passionate health advocate. Dr. Tom is on a mission to educate patients and practitioners so people can “get out of the pond” of chronic disease and get their health back. He wrote two books: The Autoimmune Fix and You Can Fix Your Brain, where he provides practical information on how to do just that.

In Let’s Go To The Movie I chose a video: Fermented Vegetables Demo as adding fermented foods to your diet is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to improve the health of your gut microbiome.

My Hero of The Week is Dr. Mercola, another health advocate who has been providing the most up-to-date and useful natural health information and resources, as well as exposing corporate, government, and mass media hype that diverts people away from what is truly best for their health.

Please enjoy the first episode of the Wellness Series!

Related Reading:

The Good Gut: Website entirely dedicated to this topic with interesting research articles and practical information about foods that can heal the gut as well everything you need to know about probiotics.

Go With Your Gut: More information from Dr. Mercola about the gut microbiome and how to make your own fermented vegetables.

PubMed: Free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) giving you access to research articles on a wealth of topics. Just search.

The Human Microbiome: Learn.Genetics is offering material to those who want to learn more about this topic, beyond the gut microbiome.

Organic Food—Hype or Hope: Because GMO foods destroy the gut microbiome, it is crucial to choose organic foods whenever possible.

Thedr.com: Where Dr. Tom O’Bryan and his team help people optimize their health. And also where you can find Dr. Tom’s latest book: You Can Fix Your Brain.