It turns out we have many more one-celled bacteria living inside the human body than we have human cells that make up our bodies – and most of them live in the gut. There, trillions of these “bugs,” collectively known as the microbiome, handle some pretty crucial functions that we couldn’t live without.
Of all the dietary interventions I suggest to patients who don’t feel well, cutting out gluten often delivers the most rapidly detectable results -- which is why I am such a fan of dumping the stuff. When wheat and other gluten-containing products are taken off the plate of someone who is sensitive to them, within weeks they often experience a noticeable results.
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