The Diagnosis: Gut Feelings
March 15, 2016•9 min
Dr. Mike dishes on how your gut influences chronic disease, mainly due to the Western diet.With all of the health discoveries and fitness advancements, Americans should be at the pinnacle of health. Why is chronic disease so rampant in the American society?The Western diet may trigger genetic and dietary responses to cardiovascular disease risk.Your diet can interrupt the normal function of your gut microbiome.Evidence over the past decade shows that your diet can induce changes in the gut microbiome. If you're eating junk, the helpful flora in your digestive tract will not thrive. Probiotics are helpful but don't remedy all of the damage. A healthy gut can inhibit the creation of trimethylamine, which keeps the body safe from inflammation and the attack of harmful bacteria within the body.Listen in as Dr. Mike shares how dietary changes can help your heart.