We have all heard the saying “we are what we eat.” This is an observation from Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. It has been quoted in various forms for the past 200 years and it is essentially unchanged in its significance. What has changed is what we eat and the impact of this change cannot be overstated. Our modern diets are for the most part a nutritional catastrophe. The amount of preservatives and additives is astounding. In addition, there are really no conclusive studies by the food industry as to the long term impact of the modern diet on much of our cellular functioning.
We have come a long way in recent years in being to test many aspects of how our bodies respond to today’s foods. Our diets are particularly calorie dense and now we can see too how inflammatory they are through modern technology. This month we are looking at the gut from several angles. One angle is Cyrex Laboratory testing which is one of my favorite labs. Another angle is through the best approach to feeding our body and maintaining the health of your gut – the gateway to health and wellness. Lastly, we highlight “digestive enzymes” which are fundamental building blocks to optimal gut health. The upshot of this circles back to almost 200 years of truth – you are what you eat and making the right choices is the key to a long and healthy life.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James Stevens, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, ABAARM