Balancing the Microbiome for Optimal Heart Health

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: A healthy microbiome can change the genetic profiles associated with coronary artery disease.
Air Date: 8/15/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Raphael Kellman, MD
Raphael-KellmanDr. Raphael Kellman, MD, Founder of the Kellman Center for Integrative & Functional Medicine, is a pioneer in functional medicine; using a holistic and visionary approach to healing.  As a doctor trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Dr. Kellman uses the latest drugs and technology to treat specific diseases, but his approach to medicine is patient-centered and holistic.  Drawing on the latest research, Dr. Kellman addresses a patient’s biochemistry, metabolism, hormones, genetics, environment, emotions, and life circumstances to help them achieve optimal health. Dr. Kellman is a sought after expert who regularly speaks about treatments for thyroid, autism, auto-immune diseases, and more. He has been featured in countless publications including, Prevention, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Alternative Medicine, Women’s Health. Dr. Kellman is also the author of three best-selling books including, The Microbiome Diet, Gut Reactions, and Matrix Healing, and the soon to be released. His work has been praised by notable industry professionals such as Deepak Chopra, MD; Christine Northrup, MD; and Joseph Mercola, MD.
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Balancing the Microbiome for Optimal Heart Health
The microbiome is an "unseen organ" composed of trillions of bacteria that play a vital role in keeping you healthy. 

Contrary to what medical experts used to think about bacteria, these microorganisms are crucial for optimal health, including heart health.

Inflammation is one of the main causes of heart disease. Modulating inflammation is one of the key tasks of the microbiome.

But, you must be conscious of keeping your microbiome healthy.

One way to do that is by eating foods that promote growth and health of the microbiota. For instance, vegetables that have certain fibers, like artichokes, radishes, jicama, and leeks. Fermented foods that increase the diversity and health of the microbiome ecology include kimchi and sauerkraut.

A healthy microbiome can even change the genetic profiles associated with coronary artery disease. 

Listen in as Raphael Kellman, MD, joins host Lisa Davis to explain what the microbiome is, why it's important for heart (and overall health), and how you can improve the health of your microbiota.