Microbiome & Cravings

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We love Zach Bush, M.D. for his research and optimism about our health. Join us as we introduce him in a short segment from one of his fascinating talks about how, as our microbiome changes, our tastes and cravings change too.

We found that so interesting that our bodies send signals to feed the type of microbiome we have. If we feed it high nutrient whole foods, it will send signals for more of that food that makes the body thrive. And if we feed ourselves processed low nutrient dense food, the body will send signals to eat more of what creates obesity and many of the diseases that flourish in North America.

This helps us understand why some people crave poor foods that they know are creating problems for them. And the good news is that the microbiome is constantly changing to reflect the quality of the food we eat. So, within 7-14 days we can see a natural shift to preferring high nutrient dense food by eating them.


Here is the link to the full 47-minute talk with Zach.

The recipe today is another Quick and Easy one dish meal. No washing or prep needed. Put the ingredients in a pan, turn on the heat and in minutes you'll enjoy this one dish meal.

To Your Amazing Health,

Connie and Bill

Power Greens, Spinach, Peas, Corn & Pumpkin Seeds (Serves 2)

  • ½ large (clam shell) tub of Power Greens
  • ½ large (clam shell) tub baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons purified water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ of a 350g. bag frozen peas
  • ½ of a 350g. bag frozen corn
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds

In a large pan, add the greens, water, salt, peas, corn, and pumpkin seeds, cover and bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.