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

201428 mins

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.