How to LIVE

Here we are again, another year just beginning. What will 2014 hold for you? Will this be the year you finally stick with that diet and lose weight? Will you work up the courage and determination to make those life-changes you’ve been promising yourself (and others) … what is in store for you in this […]

Gut Flora – Can They Really Speak?

I have a theory. It’s not a scientific theory. It’s certainly not something you would hear Doc Haley prescribing to a patient – but it’s a theory, and it’s my own. Chances are, it has no scientific validity whatsoever – yet it is a way of thinking about gut flora that helps me and my […]

Prebiotic Foods for Gut Health

In 1995, the Journal of Nutrition printed a landmark article in the study of gut flora. Written by Professors Glenn Gibson (University of Reading) and Marcel Roberfroid (Université Catholique de Louvain), Dietary Modulation of the Human Colonie Microbiota: Introducing the Concept of Prebiotics fueled the interest in gut flora and helped bring about the flurry […]

What is the Best Diet for Health?

Many people ask Dr. Haley, “What is the best diet for health? How can I decide what I should and should not eat?” Those are really good questions. Every other week, it seems, a different weight-loss diet or “amazing” supplement is the new craze. Movie stars endorse it, moms endorse it, young and old all […]

Should You Drink Wine for Gut Health?

In 1 Timothy 5:23 (Holy Bible), Paul urged his understudy, Timothy, to “use a little wine,” there is much debate about the idea. Some say Paul was speaking of non-alcoholic wine. Some say not. Our focus isn’t on whether Paul was encouraging Timothy to drink alcohol – but on why he would make this recommendation […]

Three Life Forms That Dwell Inside of You

According to the latest scientific research, there are about 100 trillion microorganisms living in your intestinal tract. That is (according to most estimates) at least twice greater than the number of human cells in your body. To put 100 trillion in perspective, a clock ticking off 100 trillion SECONDS would need a battery strong enough […]

Probiotics, Health, and Hippocrates

Professor Michael D. Gershon, M.D., heads the Department of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia University. If you have ever heard the gut referred to as “The second brain,” you’ve been exposed to the core of something Dr. Gershon is fascinated by: The bowel’s enteric nervous system is the only part of the peripheral nervous […]

Food, Digestion, and Gut Health

Let’s keep it really simple here. Those who want to study biology probably already have, and those who don’t … won’t. Our goal isn’t to help you get through medical school, but to help you get through life. And that, my friend, requires a discussion about food and digestion. You can’t have one without the […]