Yes, we all know "you are what you eat" but I’m not talking about food …………I’m talking about all those millions of bugs in your mouth............you can swallow up to one trillion of them a day!
So there is no surprise that our oral micorbiome influences our GUT microbiome. In fact, the bacteria found in the mouth & colon have about a 45% overlap.
Dysbiosis (or dysbacteriosis) is a term used when there is a microbial imbalance on or inside the body. It’s most commonly used in reference to the GUT, but it goes without saying that if you have a bit of an infection in your mouth, say gingivitis, cavities, or a poor diet, you may have oral dysbiosis.
Some similarities between gut & mouth bacterial environment:
the microbes are organised in biofilms
imbalances or dysbiosis, & the immune reaction to microbes leads to disease
they both have an epithelial lining that is permeable
diet high in refined carbohydrates & sugar influence the microbial p...
Juices are a perfect for increasing your fruit & vegetable intake - lets face it, you can hide lots of ingredients from those 'fussy' eaters (think baby spinach with blueberries…. you’d never know)
For the most part juices are a fantastic way of providing us with nutrients and antioxidants that are easy for the body to absorb. But can you get too much of a good thing? For sure!!!!
A few golden rules I always advise my clients to follow:
1/4 to 1/2 a lemon is a staple of all of my juices. This helps to cut through that ‘earthy’ taste many people don't like in a healthier veggie juice
Try to only put 1-2 pieces of fruit in your juice - This is especially true if you are having a juice made at a cafe, or at juice bars as they often are high in fruit. I know this can be a bit tough for some - if that’s you - just aim to start reducing the amount of fruit you put in