The Truth About Coffee (Wow!)

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Is coffee supposed to be good for you or bad for you?

It seems like the mainstream media cannot make up its mind.

Headlines scream that coffee will KILL YOU minutes after drinking it… then the next day, they’ll say that a cup of morning joe will keep you alive well into the next century!

But coffee has undeniable benefits: it can help you stay focused and awake. It’s also good for your brain, and is full of antioxidants that protect all of your body.

Like anything else, however, it’s got its downsides.

Today, I’m going to settle the debate once and for all, and tell you the truth about coffee.

And it might just surprise you!

We’ve seen studies that showed how good coffee is for you… and now it’s got another notch in its belt.

A group of researchers found that coffee drinkers have healthier gut bacteria.

Studies over the last few years found that having a more diverse microbiome is better. Drinking coffee has been shown to increase the variety of species of bacteria in your gut.

It gets even better: the more coffee you drink, the more diverse your microbiome.

Researchers were especially impressed by an increase in a certain type of bacteria called Firmicutes bacterium, one of the most beneficial types of bacteria. High levels of Firmicutes bacterium have been linked to better blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and even weight loss.

Now you can drink your morning coffee, assured that you’re not going to fall over dead the next day! Quite the opposite—you’ll be even HEALTHIER for it!

And if you really want to improve your microbiome, here are some great tips to keep in mind.

Dr. Scott’s Road to Microbiome Mastery

  • Stay away from antibiotics – unless you absolutely need them.
  • Eat fermented foods, including sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt. And for the adventurous, try miso, natto, and kimchi.
  • Take a good probiotic. I personally like to rotate probiotics to get a wide variety of bacteria species.
  • Eat plenty of fiber prebiotics. Probiotics need food, and fiber is one of the best ways to feed them. Fresh raw vegetables are your best source of prebiotic fiber.

P.S. Want to improve your gut health even more? Try this delicious “table fruit.”


Gray, Chloe. “Is coffee good for your gut? A new study shows the beneficial impact on gut bacteria.”


Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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