That’s long enough for your entire microbiome to change its composition.
When your microbiome changes, its genes change too.
You could literally wake up with one set of microbial genes on Monday and a whole new set of microbial genes on Tuesday.
Our microbiomes amazing ability to intelligently respond to our diet is why our bodies can adapt to so many different ways of eating – regardless of how long it might take for our genes themselves to change.
Our genes aren’t what matter – our microbiomes genes are the key.
“If you want to fit into your jeans, you have to fit into your genes.” – Dr. Mark Hyman
Unlike so many “diets” out there, The Microbiome Diet emphasizes what you CAN eat and what you should include more of in your daily meals, instead of lists and lists of everything you can’t have, leaving you feeling deprived and overwhelmed.
I absolutely LOVE this and agree with this philosophy 100%! In our Give Your Body 30 Program, we provide full grocery shopping lists, meal plans and recipes to make this transition super easy and effective. It’s a little different from The Microbiome Diet in that there is less fruit consumption, but it’s still allowed in moderation so don’t be scared. 🙂
So what’s included in The Microbiome Diet?
Lots of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains are terrific “microbiome food,” according to Dr. Kellman.
I don’t typically go for grains, but if you do, I suggest that you opt for gluten free varieties, like amaranth, millet, buckwheat and the powerful seed (often incorrectly referred to as a grain), quinoa.
Asparagus, carrots, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, jicama, leeks, onions, radishes, and tomatoes are Microbiome Superfoods, with exactly the kind of fiber that feed many beneficial species.
Fermented foods like kimchi, raw sauerkraut, fermented vegetables and kefir (a type of fermented milk) are natural probiotics that replenish your friendly bacteria. If you are lactose intolerant, you can try water or coconut kefir too.
Probiotics in the form of capsules, pills, or powders that contain live bacteria can supplement a healthy diet.
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In The Microbiome Diet book, Dr. Kellman gives some delicious gut-health promoting foods and I wanted to share some of those with you today.
Optional: organic goat's or sheep's milk cheese (we didn’t use this)
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl with cold water. Add tarragon, 2 Tbsp cheese if using, ½ tsp each salt and pepper and combine. Set aside.
In a cast-iron skillet*, saute the onions over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add zucchini and saute until slightly browned, about 7 minutes.
Then add spinach or chard and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
Spread the veggies evenly in the bottom of your skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies and cook until the eggs set, about 5-10 minutes.
Place skillet in a hot oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until the frittata is firm.
*NOTE: If you do not have a cast-iron skillet: Spread the veggies evenly in the bottom of a lightly greased baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies and cook until the eggs set, about 40-50 minutes.
Hard-Boiled Eggs with Tomato, Radish and Asparagus
Eggs back a great amount of nutrients, plus they’re an amazing source of protein.
Add to that 3 Microbiome Superfoods and you’ve got a fun way to spruce up your traditionally plain hard-boiled eggs.
Hard-Boiled Eggs with Tomato, Radish and Asparagus
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