We all love good food, and it turns out that our bacterial buddies are no different. But while the food we eat might be yummy to us, it often lacks what our bacteria love most: fiber. Here's a list of some of our favorite pro- and prebiotics.
DrBonnie360 deep dives into three of dietary components--fibers, fats, and polyphenols--to elucidate their role in immune health and why they are necessary.
The inundation of pathogens and irritants our bodies are barraged with on a daily basis can certainly take a toll on our immune systems, especially in addition to the other stressors we face in our lives. As such, it is extremely necessary to keep our immune systems well-fueled and ready to tackle these obstacles. Here are eight of our favorite immune boosting foods to help you keep your immune system in fighting form.
What makes you, YOU? Science would tell you that your uniqueness is confined to ~1% of your DNA, but your diet should tell you otherwise. Join us as Dr. Bonnie breaks down the genetics and microbiology that dictate why your diet should be exclusive to you and only you!
Birthdays and holiday season present a uniquely perplexing dilemma: what presents should you gift your loved ones? The perfect present combines need, utility, and aesthetics in one--an especially difficult combination to find on the market when looking for gifts for loved ones with autoimmune and chronic illnesses. To ease your search, here are 13 ideas for unique autoimmune and chronic ilness gifts to get you started.
The holiday season is nearly synonymous with the rich, decadent aromas of luxurious dishes such as mulled cider, spiced ham, and freshly baked cookies. However, irritating ingredients such as gluten and dairy serve as an effective roadblock that prevents autoimmune patients with specific diets from enjoying these scrumptious holiday treats. To help you circumvent such an issue, here are some tasty holiday recipes that cater to autoimmune diets.
Turmeric has seen a recent rise in popularity in popular health and nutrition culture--and for good reason! This powerful plant root has numerous health benefits, only one of which is strong anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some of our favorite turmeric recipes to help reduce inflammation naturally.
Just as food is fuel for our bodies, it is also one of the best natural medicines for our bodies. Autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis can be largely affected by certain foods. Continue reading to learn how to use food as a health enhancer and a therapy agent to help mitigate the symptoms of MS.
Food can be a wonderful, indulgent component of daily life. For patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, however, functional disorder and inflammation of the intestines poses a serious hurdle when considering what foods to consume. To help make navigating food for patients with IBS easier, here is a compilation of helpful tips on managing your diet, what foods to indulge in, and which ones to avoid for patients with IBS.
Stacking up a plethora of pills and potions day in and day out to combat your Rheumatoid Arthritis can become tedious and exhausting very quickly. However, food therapy provides a more facile and enjoyable method for managing your illness. Here is a compilation of helpful tips on navigating your diet, what foods to indulge in, and which ones to avoid, for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis