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    Mused after… breakfast over the weekend. Eggs from a friend’s farm come in different colors (look like dyed Easter eggs) from different breeds of chickens.

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    Organisms in our large intestine feed on nutrients from our undigested food, particularly fiber from plant foods. This creates a variety of beneficial hormones, vitamins, and other metabolites that we absorb. Not only does this benefit our immune system, but it may also help dampen the inflammatory response that is at the root of many diseases.

    A healthy diet has been associated with higher levels of specific species of bacteria that help to lower blood pressure and blood sugars. Since your intestines have a circadian rhythm, a regular schedule of eating helps. Exercise creates hormones that microbes love. It also activates your immune system which helps regulate your microbiome. Lastly, more sleep is associated with increased diversity of microbes.

    (Did You Know? 70% of your immune system is in your gut.)

    How to feed your gut? Fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, kefir and kombucha all contain living microbes we call “probiotics”. Fiber is a “prebiotic” or what your microbes eat. They especially like soluble fiber such as grains, beans, and fruit including apples and citrus. To diversify your microbiome, eat a variety of plants. And, of course, limit ultra-processed foods that promote the growth of bad bacteria.

    Supplements have two cautions. The first is that they are unregulated by the FDA and so there is no way of knowing if they do work. Secondly, most of them contain the same few strains of bacteria because they are easy to grow and commercialize.

    Alcohol, antibiotics and stress all have deleterious effects on gut bacteria.

    -Tuft’s Health and Nutrition Letter; Kevin Dupzyk, Men’s Health Magazine

    “You made her day. She’s very happy.” -A.H.

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    Lemon Garlic Bean Spread

    1 14.5 ounce can of cannellini, garbanzo Great Northern or other bean, 1 clove of garlic, 2 TBLS. lemon juice, 1TBLS. olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Put all in a food processor or blender and mix until creamy. I added a couple of dashes of hot sauce.

    Micropeel Package of three peels for $330 (savings $30) and six peels for $600 (savings $60). Good between now and May 1, 2024.

    Healthy Living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.

    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 513.793.5772 |10577 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242

    30+ Years of Improving Lives
    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998
    Allergan Top 500 Physician
    SkinCeuticals “Flagship” Practice
    And now a Luminary (expert) for Endymed RF Fractional Treatments

    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)

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