Here’s a compelling article from Mind Body Green. It’s called 5 Principles This Functional Medicine Doctor Swears By.
In it, Alejandro Junger, M.D. shares about the 5 Rs of functional medicine. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
A wealth of evidence suggests that the good bacteria in our gut, in the right places and in the correct ratios between species, is vital to our well-being. Affecting your weight; your chances of being obese, becoming diabetic, or having your immune system attack your own cells; the bacteria in your gut have far-reaching consequences well beyond where they live in your body. They feed on whatever you feed yourself. When the good bacteria are fueled by a natural, well-balanced diet, they thrive and in turn help the body in many ways that we are yet discovering.
Have a look at the complete article to find out the rest.