3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Mircobiome

3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Mircobiome

Many chronic diseases can be related to gut microbiome – the bacteria that lives in your gut.  The bacteria can be good and bad, and is always a combination of both.  When good bacteria thrives, good things happen to your health.  Good gut bacteria can help with things such improved digestion, strengthening your immune system, decreased inflammation, and even mood.  And when bad bacteria thrives, your health will be negatively affected.  Many lifestyle choices people make today impact their body’s ability to maintain healthy gut bacteria, but the solutions may be easier than most realize.

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Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber - What's the Difference? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

For years we’ve been told by doctors to “increase our fiber intake” for various reasons. Unfortunately we’re not give a whole lot of direction.  There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble – and they function very differently.  If you’re new to fiber research, you may even think you need to decide which one is best.  Truth is, they’re both the best and you’ll want to make sure you’re consuming an adequate amount of both.

Insoluble fiber and soluble fiber have different benefits and they come from different sources.  How much you consume of each is largely dependent on the reason you’re seeking to add fiber to your diet, as well as your gender and age.  Both insoluble and soluble fiber are undigested, making it a very intelligent calorie source, but they do function differently while in your body.  Insoluble fiber passes largely intact, while soluble fiber will form a gel of sorts while being passed.  This makes their benefits quite different. Continue reading “Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?”

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins : Dr Kim's Blog

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins

B Complex seems to be in every energy supplement, so much so we can easily forget it is a complex combination of a number of vitamins. While the complex is grouped because it collectively helps metabolism, is water soluble, and is found in similar products we eat, each vitamin also has individual qualities.  Here’s what you’re getting with your b-complex.

Thiamine is known as vitamin B1. The influence of thiamine is largely upon your exterior, such as healthy eyes, skin and hair. It also contributes to a healthy liver.

Riboflavin is next on the list as vitamin B2. It is an antioxidant which blocks free radicals from hurting the cells. Continue reading “The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins”