Your gut bacteria may be the missing link for weight loss.
Your gut bacteria may be the missing link for weight loss
Have you ever wondered why some people are unable to lose weight despite regular diet and exercise, while others eat whatever they want, don’t exercise and stay thin? Through practices underscored by scientific research we now have strong evidence that obesity, type 2 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases are caused by the triad: genes, toxins and abnormal gut bacteria, which also disrupt the intestinal barrier causing “leaky gut”. Although we can’t control our genes, and toxins are hard to completely avoid, good bacteria can be restored! Re-introducing healthy gut bacteria may not only help restore your intestinal barrier, which reduces inflammation in your body, but may also help restore normal weight and metabolism.
We now have several well-designed studies that show abnormal gut bacteria play a role in obesity by:
- increasing the rate we absorb carbohydrates
- increasing the storage of calories as fat
- increasing the production of insulin, leading to insulin resistance
These studies also provided strong evidence that intestinal inflammation causing “leaky gut” leads to some chronic and autoimmune diseases in genetically susceptible people. Examples of these diseases include obesity, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and premature aging in treated HIV patients.
It is our hope, based on available experimental evidence, that changing the composition of your gut bacteria may lead to long term improvement in metabolism and general heath, minimize [or delay] the risk of developing chronic diseases in genetically susceptible individuals and improve disease course in those suffering from these diseases.
Revision Health Unlimited offers microbiota analysis and pairs it with customized diet plans that can help you encourage the growth of good gut bacteria, through the strategic incorporation of prebiotic and probiotic foods.