“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.“ William James

“How to die young at a ripe old age, while continuing to enjoy the benefits of youth?” Hmmm. These words caught my attention.

Someone has been thinking. Dr. Steven R. Gundry has discovered that the “disease of aging” is the by-product of the way we have lived our lives.

A world renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. Steven knows everyone wants to live a happy, healthy, and long life. He is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California and the founder and director of the Center for Restorative Medicine in palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

After a distinguished surgical career as a professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University, Dr. Gundry changed his focus to curing modern diseases via dietary changes. He has written several books about plant based diet and more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

His book “The Longevity Paradox” is about the new science of aging and Dr. Gundry has already helped many who are suffering from inflammatory disorders. He maps out a new approach to aging well. It is based on supporting the health of the microorganisms that live in our bodies.

Also I was learning from the book, “Eat to Beat Disease” authored by William W. LI., MD that we are learning more from researchers around the world about our microbiome and how it fosters health and even helps to conquer diseases.

The information about gut microbes—the bacteria that make up the microbiome — has been new for me and surprisingly interesting. Today the microbiome is recognized as one of the most exciting and disruptive areas of medical research. The science is swiftly advancing. The simplification of this highly complicated field will help us.

The bacteria living in our gut have a huge impact on the way we feel. Our microbiome is spread all over, especially on the skin and in body cavities. Health-promoting bacteria live on your gums, tongue, tonsils, teeth, lungs ears, vagina, and especially gut.

How our gut microbiome functions is strongly influenced by our diet.

In the book, “31 Day Food Revolution” written by Ocean Robbins she says, “Heal your body, feel great, and transform your world.”

All three of these books say about the same things about the gut and whole plant foods. Probiotics are the so-called “good” microorganisms inside our gastrointestinal tract. They aid in digestion and keep our tummy happy. Like all living things, probiotics must be fed in order to remain active and vibrant. Prebiotics are the food that probiotics need to thrive. They are a type of fiber that humans can’t digest and take up residence inside your large intestine.

The more of these prebiotics you feed to these probiotics, the more efficiently they will do good work inside you.

There is so much more advice and good explanation in these three books. It seems every time I read a book or magazine about nutrition or food our gut is mentioned.

Wishing good health for all.

Comments are not available on this story.