Dr. Galland enjoyed this interview with his good friend and colleague Dr. David Perlmutter, and wants to share it with YOU.
The discussion focuses on how dietary choices influence metabolism and even appetite. They also talk about the role of the hormone leptin and how it influences appetite, as well as how insulin function is affected by our food choices. Watch it here:
For a fantastic side dish that can take center stage, try these recipes that show you how to make sweet potatoes the healthy way. You can also use these recipes to make your own favorite choice of potatoes. Continue reading →
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:
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?