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Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden

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Published on Nov 4, 2015

Why our immune system confuses unhealthy diets with dysbiosis—an overrun of bad bacteria in our colon.

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Some foods don’t just lack fiber but may interact with our gut flora to contribute to disease in other ways. Check out my last video Microbiome: The Inside Story (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/micro...).

This amazing prebiotic story helps explain why fiber-rich (i.e. whole plant) foods are so good for us. See, for example, Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-bu...). This reminds me of The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-b...), in terms of our body using what we eat as cues to optimize immune function.

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