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Feed Your Gut Microbes Well, Lest They Feed on You

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  • Researchers have found a functional link between certain gut bacteria and the onset of Parkinson’s disease — further evidence suggesting the disease may originate in your gut, not your brain
  • One mechanism by which your microbiome can make you more or less prone to disease is by regulating gene expression, and this mechanism is primarily driven by dietary influences
  • An unbalanced microbiome predisposes you to bowel diseases. Research shows dietary fiber helps fight mucus-devouring bacteria in your gut, thereby preventing many gut problems and bowel diseases

By Dr. Mercola

The truth of the old adage that "you are what you eat" is becoming increasingly clear, the more we learn about the microbiome — the colonies of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in your gut.

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