Microbiome: #1 Game Changer in Healthcare
By Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN
Scientific Director, Essential Formulas
For decades, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the United States for cardiology and heart surgery. In 2017, Cleveland Clinic assembled a panel of 156 top physicians and scientists to create a list of medical innovations with the most significant potential to transform healthcare.
The panel of expert physicians and scientists compiled a list of over 500 new therapies and medical innovations. They selected the top 10 medical innovations most likely to be “game changers” in healthcare and medicine from that list.
The Top 10 Medical Innovations were announced to over 1,600 physicians, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders attending Cleveland Clinic’s 2017 annual Medical Innovation Summit.
The big news from Cleveland Clinic’s 2017 Medical Innovation Summit was the fact that the #1 ‘Game Changer’ for the future of medicine and healthcare was
Using the Microbiome to Prevent, Diagnose & Treat Disease
The Microbiome being named #1 is good news for everyone’s health. The Standard American Diet (SAD) contains far too much sugar and processed foods and is severely deficient in dietary fiber and polyphenols, which are the foods probiotic bacteria require. Hopefully, a renewed focus on the Microbiome will encourage people to consume more of a plant-based diet that nourishes the gut microbiome.
Ultimately, a shift from treating symptoms to preventing disease is now given the credit it deserves. As Thomas Edison said over one hundred years ago, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.”
Essential Formulas, with its flagship product Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics, is helping to educate the world about the critical role that postbiotic metabolites play in regulating the health of the Microbiome and overall health. The role that the microbiome and postbiotic metabolites play in regulating health and the aging process are discussed in Essential Formulas’ Director of Science and Education, Dr. Ross Pelton’s paper recently published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Integrative Medicine, titled The Microbiome Theory of Aging. To get a copy of this article, go to Ross Pelton’s blog at: naturalpharmacist.net