Gut Reaction (Part 2): Let Food Be Thy Medicine

28 mins2014

Is our biome the key to our health? Scientists now realize we have way more bacteria cells in our bodies than cells of our own. The wrong bacteria can make us sick — very sick. But the right bacteria can be our medicine and make us fabulously healthy.

In Part 2 of Gut Reaction, Dr. Graham Phillips continues this exploration of how various foods — such as vinegar and fiber — affect the bacterial community in our gut, as we see stories of patients who overcome such conditions as asthma, emphysema and diabetes by eating the right foods.

Featuring: Dr. Graham Phillips, Stephen Simpson, Jeff Leach, Gideon Cordover, Katharine Samaras, Rob Knight, Matt Cooper, Charles MacKay, Matt Cooper, Alison Thorburn, Phil Hansbro, Alissa Walsh, Sarkis Mazmanian