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You are what you eat. Increasingly, we’re learning that this old adage is based in scientific fact, and much of our health depends on the diversity of bacteria in our gut.
Research into the health effects of gut bacteria is ongoing, but there is evidence to show that the microorganisms in our digestive system can significantly impact everything from our immune health to our mental health — and people are catching on.
The blogs we’ve rounded up here focus on total health through diet and digestive health. Whether you’re looking for recipes or the latest research, you’ll find it here.
The Knight Lab is a scientific lab that analyzes gut samples of American volunteers, with the goal of better understanding the microbiome we all have. Their blog is a great place to learn about the research, but also to learn more about the science of the gut and how it affects our overall health.
Tweet them @americangut
Eat This, Not That!
This blog, based on the wildly popular book of the same name, illustrates how to make better food choices by comparing the nutritional value of food items with healthier options that have a similar calorie content. They touch on restaurant foods, treats you make at home, and diet choices you make every day.
Tweet them @EatThisNotThat
Fix Your Gut
If you want to optimize your digestive health, and “fix your gut,” this is the blog for you. The creator, John Brisson, has written a book on the topic and extends his knowledge and passion here. You’ll get product reviews and diet tips to keep your gut in tip-top shape.
Tweet him @FixYourGutJB
Gut Health and Food Safety Blog
The Institute of Food Research wants your gut to be healthy, and this involves keeping your food safe. The research institute shares their latest projects and findings here, all aimed at gut function and protection against invaders. The posts are pretty technical, but they appeal to the food scientist in all of us.
Tweet them @GHFSresearch
A Gut Feeling
Barb, the creator of and blogger at A Gut Feeling, suffered with a stomachache for years before she found her fix by listening to her gut. Now, she encourages readers to do the same. If you enjoy cooking and foodie blogs, you’ll love this one. Most of her posts include recipes for delicious-looking foods that are good for your gut!
Tweet them @agut_feeling
Gut Microbiota for Health
This blog, run by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility, is your one-stop shop for all things gut science-related. Here, you can read about the latest research on gut health, and how managing your gut bacteria can affect your life, in both the short and long term. We like the variety of topics covered here, including a separate section for pregnancy and early life.
Tweet them @GutMicrobiotaWW
Listen to Your Gut
Jini Patel Thompson solved her gut problems with holistic lifestyle changes, and then she wrote a book about it. Her blog, Listen to Your Gut, is great for anyone interested in holistic healing who wants to improve their overall health through digestive optimization, but it’s especially good for folks who have struggled with digestive diseases.
Tweet her @LTYG
Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and creator of the Wheat Belly diet. This philosophy argues that wheat flour can have long-term, disastrous health effects, and that eliminating it from your diet can help you lose weight as well as improve health issues like arthritis and asthma.
Tweet him @WilliamDavisMD
Sarah, the blogger at Welcoming Wellness, overcame her own health issues by nurturing her gut health. Now she shares the ways she did it, including her love of fermenting foods. She offers recipes, explainers, and easy solutions for getting your digestive health on track.
Tweet her @wwellness_perth
Not everyone reacts to foods in the same manner. Some of us can’t tolerate processed grains or sugar, for instance. The SCD Lifestyle blog is a resource for people looking to learn more about the specific carbohydrate diet, a nutritional approach for managing digestive disease. Among other things, dieters on this plan abstain from cereal grains and most processed foods. But whether you’re on board with SCD or not, the blog offers good tips for using nutrition to manage digestive symptoms.
Tweet them @scdlifestyle
MindBodyGreen is one of many popular blogs that focuses on natural health. They have an extensive library of posts focusing specifically on gut health, with topics like how gut bacteria influences your weight, and how holistic medicine can optimize your gut health.
Tweet them @mindbodygreen
The Gut Institute
The blog run by Grace Liu, a pharmaceutical doctor, is a great resource for helpful posts on living with digestive disease or distress. She also has a podcast, “Gut Guardians,” which is shared here regularly.
Tweet her @gut_goddess
IgY Nutrition is the home of IgY Max, a supplement used for managing gut health. But the blog is also a good place to find information on managing gut health and why gut health is so important. If you want to learn more about the differences between prebiotics and probiotics, or how your gut biome affects your brain, you’ll find it here.
Tweet them @NutritionIgy