Here you’ll find articles related to gut health and the microbiome. Your gut is at the core of your health (pun intended!), and so it should come as no surprise that many of our articles touch on the topic. The term microbiome refers to all of the microbes that reside within your body, while your gut refers to your entire digestive tract — all the way from your mouth down to the other end.
Countless tiny microbes reside in your gut, and the delicate balance of these organisms is central to your body’s ability to function properly. When the balance of bacteria in your microbiome gets thrown off, your gut health suffers, and this has a cascade of effects on your health. Your gut health plays a pivotal role in not only digestion and nutrient absorption, but also immune function, metabolism, mental health, and many other areas.
Read these articles to learn more about the ways that your gut affects your overall well-being, as well as what you can do to support a healthy gut and microbiome.
Guide to UTIs: How to Prevent UTI Naturally, Natural UTI Treatment, and More
We take a look at what causes UTIs, why some people get chronic UTIs, and how to naturally treat and prevent them.
Chef Seamus Mullen on Finding the Best Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Celebrity NYC chef Seamus Mullen shared his journey of healing rheumatoid arthritis naturally.
Guide to Inflammation: Chronic Inflammation Symptoms and How to Reduce them Naturally
We hear a lot about “inflammation” nowadays, but what does it really mean?
Jennifer Esposito on How 30 Years of Untreated Celiac Disease and the Effects of Gluten Wreaked Havoc on Her Body and Mind
For 30 years of her life, the actress, health advocate, and author struggled with a stream of physical ailments, searching in vain for a diagnosis and effective treatment. Finally, she found out she had celiac disease.
Have the Constant Need to Clear Your Throat? What Causes Constant Post-Nasal Drip and How to Fix It
It’s a scenario we can probably all relate to: you’re in a quiet room, and you need to clear your throat. But then, you need to do it again. And again. It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable, and — worst of all — could signal an underlying health issue. But constant post-nasal drip is pretty poorly understood, and many people just live with it without thinking twice. Read on to learn what it might mean if you have a constant need to clear your throat, why it matters, and how you can find post-nasal drip relief naturally.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a board-certified chiropractic internist — but that title doesn’t exactly capture the topic to which he’s devoted his life and career: epigenetics. Through his own personal health journey and his subsequent education, he became one of the foremost experts on epigenetics, founding The Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to hear his insights on this fascinating area of study, including what epigenetic factors impact your health, how lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition, what you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more.
Health Research Wrap-Up: October to December 2020
Well, it’s finally happening: this seemingly endless year is coming to an end at long last. If you’d told us in January everything this year was going to bring, there’s no way we would have believed you! And yet, here we are. Obviously, wellness news (and all news) this year has been dominated by the coronavirus, and so throughout 2020 we’ve done our best to share the most significant developments in these health research wrap-ups. But, as we’ve said before, your best defense against COVID or any other disease is maintaining good overall health, and many WellBe readers are still struggling with other chronic symptoms and conditions (that might make it harder to fight COVID-19). That's why we think it’s as important as ever to highlight health news and research that’s not COVID-related.
Jessica Flanigan on Practicing Self-Love and the Limitations of the AIP Diet
Clinical nutritionist and author Jessica Flanigan shares the story of how she found a revolutionary path to healing when her life fell apart around her.
5 Types of Over the Counter Medication to Avoid
All prescription and OTC meds have side effects. But which ones are the worst offenders? You might be surprised to learn some of the serious and long-term health risks associated with the most common medications.