Microorganisms, Friend or Foe? How to Control Overall Wellbeing

Interview: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Ramsey, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state of the art, high-quality care to people of all ages. 

 

What Dr. Micheal Evangel Can Say in an Interview
on Gut Health
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  • The Human Genome Project (HGP) has reported that genetic makeup is only responsible for about 10% of disease. 90% is determined by factors that we have some control over, such as our diet, daily habits and the toxins that we are exposed to.

  • bout 100 trillion bacteria and a quadrillion viruses live in the colonies of microorganisms called microbiomes that are in us and on us.

  • We start developing these microbiomes as we pass through the birth canal and continue building them throughout our entire lives. 

  • A healthy balance of microbes is essential for our physical and mental well being.
  • Our diets and lifestyles can greatly impact these microbiomes in a positive or a negative manner.

  • Our bodies contain about 38 trillion cells. We also house an abundance of microorganisms that are essential for good health. Those microbes consist of about 100 trillion bacteria and a quadrillion viruses, as well as protozoa and fungi.

  • Out of those 100 trillion bacteria, we need to have at least 85% beneficial bacteria to less than 15% pathological bacteria to be healthy.
  • Good genes and bad genes are turned off and on depending on which microbes we have and their proportions. Microbes can impact our immunity, body weight, mood and general health.

  • Diet is one of the easiest, fastest and most effective ways to improve and optimize microbiomes.

  • Some foods that are known to have a negative health and microbiome impact are processed foods, sugar and artificial sweeteners. These foods can also trigger leaky gut syndrome, which is when molecules that are too large “leak” into the circulatory system from the intestines, which can lead to inflammation and eventually autoimmune disease.

  • Fiber from fruit and vegetables nourishes gut bacteria and plays an important role in preventing inflammatory disorders, as well as building immunity.

  • Our ancestors had about 30,000 different microbial species in their guts. Modern humans have much less. Increasing that biodiversity can be accomplished by adding fermented foods to your diet. These foods have been part of the human diet since ancient times. Some examples are sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kefir and kombucha.

  • Our overall health is much dependent upon gut health.

 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel owner of Chiropractic Wellness Center. His practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from clinical nutrition to chronic low back and neck pain, to rehabilitation following an accident or injury. Other focuses include improving your diet, what supplements to take, avoiding toxins, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health. Dr. Evangel is a former science teacher with master’s degree in environmental health.

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