Gut Health Insights

Chronic Stress

Chronic Stress By Emeran Mayer, MD For most people chronic stress has become a regular aspect of modern life, amplified by a bombardment with negative news from the internet: the pandemic, catastrophic climate events, political polarization, and a raging war in the middle of Europe are just the most recent examples. As I will explain, …

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Does a Diet High in a Variety of Fermented Foods Protect You Against Cognitive Decline and Colon Cancer?

Does a Diet High in a Variety of Fermented Foods Protect You Against Cognitive Decline and Colon Cancer? By Emeran Mayer, MD When I spent time in Seoul, South Korea, I had the pleasure of experiencing traditional Korean meals with a wide variety of different fermented vegetables and seafood. I have always wondered if this …

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Olive Oil – Medicine Produced by Nature and Refined by Human Expertise and Traditions

Olive Oil – Medicine Produced by Nature and Refined by Human Expertise and Traditions By Emeran Mayer, MD Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) has become a popular component of gut and brain healthy recipes. EVOO not only adds a delicious flavor to your salad and vegetables, but its health benefits have been reported from preclinical and …

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Managing IBS

Managing IBS By Emeran Mayer, MD In the late 70s, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) became the quintessential disorder of brain gut interactions, almost 50 years before a major professional IBS organization, the ROME foundation, came to the same conclusion. Around 10% of the US population suffers from chronically recurring symptoms of abdominal pain, discomfort and …

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