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Researchers Uncover Gut Bacteria Potential Role in MS

I love love love that there is so much research directed toward gut health and autoimmune disease. Here is another article from Forbes, with more support for the role of gut bacteria in MS.

I had to read the article a couple times to fully understand. If you are interested in discussing this, please feel free to comment below.

“We essentially discovered a remote control by which the gut flora can control what is going on at a distant site in the body, in this case the central nervous system,” said Dr Francisco Quintana, lead author of the paper from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Bruce Bebo, Executive Vice President of Research at the National MS Society, which part-funded the study said: “It is complicated to dissect when this pathway is acting positively to suppress inflammation and promote repair or negatively, causing inflammation and blocking repair. This new research increases understanding these pathways and is likely to lead to strategies and treatments which can slow down and even stop disability in MS.”

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Bone Broth breakfast

Ali Anderson WellnessFollowing up from yesterday’s post on Bone Broth, I wanted to share this morning’s Bone Broth breakfast. It is not pretty but it is a wonderful way to start with your day with a bowl full of nutrition. This morning, I sauteed onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms and avocado with chicken breakfast sausage in avocado oil. Added Curry Powder (turmeric & other anti-inflammatory spices) and black pepper. Poured Chicken Bone Broth on top, then mixed in an egg to the very hot soup. The egg cooked as I scrambled it in the cooking soup. Not much liquid left when I was finished. I poured this on top of Greens (mache blend today). The greens get a little cooked/wilted. It is soo good! I wish you could see the steam coming off the dish when I took the picture. ?


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7 Fats for Healthy Guts

Remember the Fat-Free craze in the 90s? Sadly, I was an active participant in eating only Fat-Free Foods. 
Today, we know fat is a required staple in our diet. Jordan and Steve from SCD Lifestyle always share great advice for a healthy gut!
Check out their article on Fats to include and Fats to avoid.  For our family, our go-to oil is Avocado oil.  What fats do you like to use in your cooking?

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The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth

Let’s talk about Bone Broth! We talked about Collagen. Bone Broth is full of Collagen! And, it is cold and flu season, this is the best time of year to consume Bone Broth. Chris Kresser L.Ac wrote a terrific article on the “Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth” where he calls it “a nutrient gold mine.” The article is long but I think you will really enjoy reading about the benefits. I am confident the article will convince you of Bone Broth’s magical powers. ? ?

It is magical! I try to consume at least a little every day.

My favorite way is breakfast: saute up a little leftover meat or breakfast sausage along with a ton of veggies. When they are cooked to my liking, I add Bone Broth. Some days, it becomes soup and some days, it is just a little to soak into the veggies. Add an egg on top (scrambled, sunny side up, whatever). Put it on top of raw greens and yum! (If I feel that it is a little dry, I will add a dressing on top too.) Tomorrow, I will take a picture and post.

Do you consume Bone Broth? If so, how do you incorporate it into your diet?

Click Here: The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth

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Cold Busting Coconut Gummies

Speaking of Collagen and Turmeric, my niece sent me a wonderful Gummy recipe from The Cook’s Pyjamas. We have made it a couple times. I keep them in my freezer and just grab a gummy every day or two to munch on. Gummies are especially fun if you have cute molds like the one pictured here. Lots of choices on Amazon. 🙂


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What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health

Have you been hearing about the amazing benefits of Collagen? Our family has been incorporating into our diets and we find it to be a really wonderful addition.

Dr. Josh Axe wrote a great article entitled, “What is Collagen and 7 Ways it Can Boost Your Health.”

All 7 are great benefits but my favorite is #3, “Helps Heal a Leaky Gut.” ?

There are many brands of Collagen and so many of them are really great.

We are currently using Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen because it includes 5 different types of Collagen. I will include a link in the comments below.

Do you include Collagen in your diet? If so, how do you include it? Smoothies? Coffee? Homemade Gummies? Do you have a favorite recipe you can share with us?

Click Here: What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health

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The Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Multiple Sclerosis

Cathy Chester wrote a great article for MS News Today reminding us about the importance of thinking about our Gut Health with MS. In the article, Cathy quotes research from Harvard Medical School investigators, “What we eat influences the ability of bacteria in our gut to produce small molecules, some of which are capable of traveling all the way to the brain. This opens up an area that’s largely been unknown until now: how the gut controls brain inflammation,”
She is absolutely right that there is a connection between Gut Health and Multiple Sclerosis but I would argue that you don’t have to avoid all food that is tasty. Hehe. We just have to develop a taste for the Gut Healthy food.

Click Here: The Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Multiple Sclerosis