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“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
Fructose As a Weapon of Mass Destruction
Russell Skinner, MD
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, was once a minor part of our diet. In the early 1900s, the average American took in about 15 grams of fructose a day (about half an ounce), most of it from eating fruits and vegetables.
According Harvard Medical School, today we average four or five times that amount, almost all of it from the refined sugars (sucrose) used to make breakfast cereals, pastries, sodas, fruit drinks, and other sweet foods and beverages.
Researchers point to the fact that the rise in obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in our country parallels a significant increase in dietary fructose consumption
Ronit Mor, ND
The gut is literally the gateway to health.
There is no part of the body, no disease, no organ system – that the gut does not directly or indirectly affect. Studies have confirmed that not only does the gut transfer food to vital organs, but it plays a role in our physical health, mental health, emotional stability, immunology, neurology, endocrinology, and pathology.
Our Microbiome Are As Unique As Our Fingerprints
Our body is, in fact, a complex ecosystem made up of more than 100 trillion microbes (10 times the number of human cells!) that must be properly balanced and cared for if we are to be healthy.
Russell Skinner, MD
According to a new study published in JCI Insight, bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind osteoarthritis, a condition that plagues people who are obese.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is also known as the “wear and tear” arthritis. It is characterized by loss of joint cartilage that leads to pain and loss of function primarily in the knees and hips.