4 Health Benefits of Miso in Your Diet

Miso is one of my favorite medicinal superfoods, and I prescribe it for most of my patients. The taste, versatility, and simplicity of this ancient Japanese culinary staple will always have a [...]

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7 Causes of Bloating

Abdominal bloating is one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients who suffer from gastrointestinal issues. It can be due to a number of different reasons, and, by asking the [...]

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Probiotics in Foods and Supplements: Should You Take Them?

What if I told you that 2–4 pounds of your body weight isn’t you, but rather the micro-organisms that live on and inside of you(1)? Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi inhabit your [...]

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How Your Microbiome Affects Your Health

Most of your immune system, roughly 70­-80%, resides in your gastrointestinal tract, where trillions of microscopic organisms live and perform a variety of functions. The activities of these [...]

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Homemade Sauerkraut

I began eating fermented foods on a daily basis when I started macrobiotics, and sauerkraut was a welcome addition to my plate. Over the last few months, I’ve expanded my cooking skills to [...]