Tag Archives: gut microbiome

Dental Health for Wellness and Longevity

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Most likely, your dentist cleans your teeth regularly and checks your gum pocket depth. The health of your gum pockets may prove to be a valuable predictor of microbiome health, disease risk, and even mortality. Here are some questions to ask about your gingival microbiome: How many gum pockets do you have that are greater… read more

Customizing your Diet, e.g., Eggs?

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Here’s a holiday gift that truly keeps on giving: a customized diet that takes into account your individual health. For example, is eating eggs healthful? Any number of “authorities” will answer that for question for you. Right now there’s a discussion about eggs in the LivingTheCRWay Cardiovascular Health forum:  Do Eggs Increase Cardiovascular Risks? (Become a… read more

Primate Study Affirms: the CR Way Lifestyle can Extend Life and Protect against Age-related Disease

On April 1, primate researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper,* affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging study, where CR was not seen to… read more

Optimizing the Gut Microbiome Leaps Forward

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  The optimizing microbiome teleconference on Saturday, December 7, raised the bar for the health of LivingTheCRWay members. For the first time, we were able to look at results from American Gut Health. Participants could see the concentrations of microbial families in the analysis and how they compare to other people.  And we were able… read more

Improving your Gut Microbiome

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Imagine you are Charles Darwin visiting a little island someplace, and you get to learn about all kinds of plants and animals and how their unique habitats influenced their evolutionary development. Actually, you don’t have to travel to an island, because you’ve got your own  evolutionary world inside your body, which constantly evolves, often at… read more

The Microbiome – A Focus of Calorie Restriction the CR Way

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The human microbiome is the collection of microbes – bacteria, viruses, and single-cell eukaryotes (organisms whose cells possess a membrane-bound nucleus that contains the genetic material) – that inhabits the human body. Microbes in a healthy human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells by a ratio of ten to one. And the total number… read more

Important considerations for improving your gut microbiome

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Last night’s teleconference on the importance to your heart health of a healthful gut lining proved to be important on many levels. Hearing the input of LivingTheCRWay members as they aired their brilliant insights for improving gut health was very exciting. We’re glad we belong to this community! For instance, we discussed the beneficial probiotic… read more

How Poor Gut Health may kill you

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Recently we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Stephen Spindler who advised that you have got the heart (meaning that research has established that the CR Way lifestyle appears to slow cardiovascular aging) and you should concentrate on improving gut health. How prophetic his guidance was. About the time that Dr. Spindler was speaking… read more

The all powerful gut microbiome

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Perhaps you have noticed many posts in the forums on LivingTheCRWay.com (become a free Healthy Start member to access the forums)  about how the health of the gut microbiome affects other aspects of health. Its influence is profound. As you probably read, most systems seem to be affected. The gut microbiome may be a root… read more

Fermented Foods and Calorie Restriction – for Better or for Worse?

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To understand better the body microbiome and how to optimize it, recent CR Way expert teleconferences have included discussions about increasing the ratio of good to bad bacteria in the gut. Expert guests Drs. Jenifer Fenton and Rob Knight recommended fermented food over probiotics to improve the gut microbiome. They both make the point that… read more