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3 Common Health Issues You Had No Idea Were Gut-Related

When Hippocrates famously said, “All disease begins in the gut,” he likely had no idea how right he was.

For example, could he have known that the gut contains 10 times more bacteria responsible for regulating your health than the rest of the body? 

Or that the bacterial transfer that occurs at birth affects the diversity of your microbiome (collection of gastro-intestinal bacteria in the digestive tract) for life?

Is it possible that he knew the root cause of bacteria destruction in the gut flora also weakens the gut barrier and leads to leaky gut, diverticulitis, and other disorders?

Maybe not. But he was on the right track.

Don’t Gum Up the Works: What Does Oil Pulling Do?

Taking care of yourself in a world that hopes you won’t is radical. Right?

But it doesn’t always look the way we think it will… It doesn’t always look like self-soothing. It doesn’t always look like saying “yes” to our momentary flashes of whims that we believe will stave off discomfort. It doesn’t always look like abdicating our responsibilities when we don’t believe there’s any more gas in the tank.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.