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Obesity, Microbiome and “Alexander Microbes”

What do microbiomes have to do with Alexander the Great?

In May, Functional Medicine pioneer Dr Leo Galland presented “Our Internal Community” for a Functional Forum audience, discussing the human microbiome, and the importance of “Alexander Microbes” in combating obesity.

Watch the seven-minute clip below of Dr. Galland’s talk to learn more about the concept of Alexander organisms, as well as the twin studies that suggest that genes are not destiny when it comes to the gut microbiome:

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Reasons Why Functional Medicine Rocks!

AUTHOR PHOTO. Frank Lipman. Credit Timothy White. Croppedby Dr. Frank Lipman

You’re not sleeping well. Your belly seems perpetually upset. Your nose is stuffed up and, to top it off, you’re feeling down. You head to your GP for—if you’re lucky—a 10-minute chat about what’s ailing you. The GP then hands you a prescription or two, shakes your hand, and shows you the door. Case closed. Is this any way to heal the unwell? Does this approach actually make anyone better?

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You Are What You Eat — How Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health

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Yes. You are what you eat.  But how?

We are excited to share with you the revolutionary insights from Dr. Leo Galland, a world leader in integrated medicine, on how your gut bacteria affect your brain health.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

stomachDon’t overlook the bacteria in our gut. They can be very telling about our health.

Finnish scientists found that Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts.

“Our most important observation was that patients with Parkinson’s have much less bacteria from the Prevotellaceae family; unlike the control group, practically no one in the patient group had a large quantity of bacteria from this family,” said Filip Scheperjans, neurologist at the University of Helsinki Continue reading

 

The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Leo GallandMicrobiome stories fill the news. The impact of intestinal microbes on health and disease is widely considered a breakthrough area for scientific research.

But what does it mean for you?

Dr. Leo Galland’s groundbreaking  new article reveals how the millions of microbes in your gut may influence what is going on in your head.
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