Dr. Mercola, in the last few weeks, has been concentrating on providing information on fermented foods and the benefits they have on intestinal health. The human intestine is one of the major defenses against disease in the body. There are more cells residing in the intestines than are contained in the human body. These cells are the microflora that promote digestion and absorbtion of food and immune response.
There are also invasive organisms that contest our health. These are dealt with, in part, by the beneficial flora.
As always his articles contain the warnings about avoiding processed foods that form a breading environment in the intestines for invasive microorganisms that rob a person of their health.
Try to make 2013 a year for healthier eating.
Here is an excerpt of a recent article by the Doc:
Does your health food repertoire consist of salads, baked chicken and broccoli? Are you looking for a way to add some excitement to your meals while maximizing their nutritional punch?
There’s absolutely no need to be bored when eating healthy, but many believe this to be the case because they are missing out on some of the tastiest and healthiest options of all.
I encourage you to peruse the list below to take advantage of some of the healthiest foods on earth. Before we can talk about the best foods, we need to perform some nutrition “mythbusting” and address two major dietary myths that have permeated Western culture for decades:
Fat is bad for you—especially saturated fat
All microorganisms are dangerous
And another snippet:
So, having dispelled two pervasive food myths, let me now focus on ten of the most healthful foods you could be consuming. Remember these are general recommendations. Not everyone will do well with these foods, but the vast majority will have health improvement by regularly consuming them. As always, it is important to listen to your body and let it guide you in making that determination. With some foods though, like fermented vegetables, you will need to start with very small amounts and work your way up to a healthy dose over a few months.
To read the full article, go here.