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March 17, 2016

Get a happy gut | Dr. Vincent Pedre

Dr. Vincent Pedre is a board certified internist. His Integrative medical approach incorporates both eastern and western traditions. He has a holistic, patient-centered philosophy that looks to determine the root causes of illness. He is an expert on healing the body from the inside out with an emphasis on the gut microbiome. Dr. Pedre is also the author of Happy Gut.

Dr. Pedre explains that there is a microbiome within the gut that includes hundreds of species of bacteria. There are also viruses and possibly parasites within the gut that play a role in digestive and overall health. In fact, 80% of the immune system is right along the gut lining. This allows for a bidirectional communication between the immune system and the gut’s bacteria.

In fact, the gut can mimic a war zone depending on what food is eaten. Some foods can trigger inflammation, while others can reduce it. As a result, the key to healing our ailments truly begins in the kitchen, as the types of foods consumed will control the way genes are expressed.

In Happy Gut, Dr. Pedre describes Gut Care, or a process through which your gut is reset to a “clean slate.” In essence, you are feeding the good bacteria and starving the bad. The gut is first cleansed through an elimination diet which cuts out foods that are known to be inflammatory and contain excessive sugar. Cleansing the mind of negative thoughts is also beneficial. Through this process, you are activating the gut’s ability to break down proteins and carbohydrates so the nutrients are absorbed efficiently.  The gut can also be restored through the use of probiotics and prebiotics. And finally, the gut lining is enhanced as a result.

After eight weeks on this program described in Happy Gut, you will have a much clearer picture of how food affects you, allowing you to make better diet decisions. Dr. Vincent Pedre’s program is designed to help people achieve exactly that. To connect with Dr. Vincent Pedre directly, visit www.happygutlife.com or www.pedremd.com.


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