RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

Top 5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Microbiome

October 7, 20159 min
It seems like every week there’s a new article on the microbiome. But, why is it SO important to your health?It seems like every week there’s a new article on the microbiome. But, why is it SO important to your health?Robynne Chutkan, MD, one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, joins Naturally Savvy host, Lisa Davis, to share why your microbiome is so essential to your overall health and longevity, as well as some of the specific diseases that can result from an altered microbiome.Dr. Chutkan also discusses the top five tips for creating a healthy microbiome:
Avoid antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.
Eat lots of fibrous plants.
Skip the hand sanitizer.
Get a pet (Dr. Chutkan's family just got a puppy named Hugo and he’s helping to rewild the whole family with lots of dirt and licks!).
Plant a garden; get your hands dirty and eat the veggies you grow.

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