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Hi Friends,

As Hippocrates said back in 400 BC, “All disease begins in the gut.” If you’re struggling with your weight, energy, immune system, mood, hormones, or even skin, it’s important to pay attention to your gut microbiome. Astonishingly, the DNA 🧬 from these tiny inhabitants surpasses our own human DNA, which is why scientists often refer to the gut microbiome as our “second genome“.

Did you know that the following common diseases are linked to dysbiosis, which is a bacterial imbalance in the gut? 

🔸 Obesity
🔸 Diabetes
🔸 Autoimmune Diseases
🔸 Alzheimer’s Dementia
🔸 Heart Disease
🔸 Colorectal Cancer
🔸 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
🔸 Skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, fungal rashes, and hives
🔸 Frequent Infections: upper respiratory, sinus, urinary tract, and vaginal
🔸 Mood disorders like depression, anxiety, addiction, and even schizophrenia
🔸 Hormonal Imbalances like Insulin Resistance and Estrogen Dominance
🔸 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of dysbiosis can also include:

🔹 Bad breath and body odor
🔹 Foul smelling gas
🔹 Brain fog
🔹 Bloating
🔹 Irregular bowels
🔹 Food intolerances
🔹 Vaginal or anal itching

When it comes to treating dysbiosis, we need to add more “good bacteria,” to repopulate the microbiome and crowd out “bad bacteria.” These key “good bacteria” are the bacterial superheros of the gut and include
Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium:
Spore-Based Probiotics:

S. boulardii:

To Learn More About Our Probiotics:
We can’t change our human genome🧬, but there’s a lot we can do to modify the genome of the microbes inhabiting our digestive tract!  By prioritizing organic, whole foods 🍎 and integrating high-quality probiotics, we’re adding more superheroes to our gut microbiome. This is a powerful tool in disease prevention!

You can drastically shift your microbiome with every bite you take! Each meal is an opportunity to feed the good bacteria in your gut. This recipe is a great way to incorporate more microbiome-boosting vegetables into your diet! 

Broccoli 🥦 Soup

1/2 yellow onion coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
12 oz bag of frozen broccoli, defrosted
Half of a 12 oz bag of mixed veggies (corn, carrots, peas, and green beans), defrosted
32 oz carton of chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

In a large saucepan, sauté the onions, garlic and spices until fragrant with 1/4 cup olive oil.  Then add the defrosted broccoli and mixed veggies.  Sauté and add the salt and pepper.  After about 5-7 minutes, when the veggies are well cooked, add about 1/2 carton of broth.  Mix well, then transfer to a high power blender.  Be careful when blending hot ingredients.  Consider covering the blender with a towel and holding down the lid for added safety.  Blend until smooth.  Pour the soup back into the saucepan, and add the other 1/2 carton of broth.  Stir together and heat back up to a boil.


Thanks for reading this week’s newsletter! Remember, a healthy gut microbiome sets the stage for radiant health and wellness.

Please share it with a friend or family member who may need help healing their gut microbiome.

Warm regards,
Rajsree Nambudripad, MD