Every time we eat, we feed the trillions of bacteria inhabiting our gut. To restore balance to the microbiome, we need to include plenty of fiber in our diets. Here are three natural foods that help optimize the friendly bacteria found in our gut.
"Intermittent fasting" means depriving oneself of food and liquids for a specific number of hours or days. It includes a multitude of regimens, such as alternate day fasting, prolonged fasts lasting several days, or daily fasting that limits eating to a set number of hours each day.
Astragalus is a master immune herb believed to warm and tone Wei Qi which is the body's shield controlled by the lungs. It is the protective layer of energy below the skin and keeps us from being infected by pathogens.
Many people experience different responses to the same food. This can be the case sometimes with the nightshade family of produce. Now, don’t run off and go nightshade-free. Vegetables and fruits belonging to this family have a lot of nutrient density. They can be a healthy part of a balanced diet for many people.
The biodiversity of organisms in our guts is critical for maintaining health. When you consume food, you feed a diverse community of microorganisms that helps make the immune system healthy, protect against infection and disease, break down big food molecules into useable fuel, and even produce vitamins.