Category Archives: stomach

The Empowering Neurologist – Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Leo Galland

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:






Heal Your Gut Online Summit


Did you know that it takes an army of microbes to keep your weight in balance?

World leading integrated medicine pioneer Dr. Leo Galland will explain why Alexander Microbes (named after Alexander The Great) are critical in the fight against fat.

Or have you ever wondered how the trillions of microbes in your gut know exactly what to do to keep you healthy? Continue reading


Sweet Potato Recipes for Holiday Season

by Jonathan Galland



Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic.

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


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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