Probiotics help fat loss
Probiotics help fat loss and we can show you how.
Is your gut bacteria to blame for your excess fat? Likely it is. It seems probiotics help fat loss and there is much widespread research. We’ve known since the 1950s that giving livestock low doses of antibiotics fattens them up fast. The younger the animals are, the stronger the effect. A boom for the livestock industry!
Then, in December 2013, with concerns over superbugs and antibiotic resistance, the FDA discouraged the use of antibiotics for the sole purpose of increasing the animal’s weight. (This restriction is to be phased in over the next three years. Livestock, however, can still be given antibiotics for prevention and treatment of disease.) It would be ignorant of us to think that giving humans antibiotics wouldn’t also impact our weight.
Dr. Martin Blaser MD, the director of NYU’s Human Microbiome Program and a former chairmen at its medical school, has found evidence that the widespread treatment of young children with antibiotics has caused changes in our gut bacteria (called microbiota) and this may be contributing to the rapid increase in childhood obesity. While obesity has increased three-fold over the past 15 years, more disconcerting is that the higher the body mass index (BMI) range, the more magnified the increase.
Since 1989, obese individuals with with a BMI of greater than 30 have doubled, the number of individuals with a BMI of greater than 40 has increased five-fold and the number of those with a BMI greater than 50 has increased ten-fold. Clearly, something more is at play than that just gluttony, slothfulness and processed foods.
Research now suggests that our microbiota can make us fat or skinny.
Obese people have a different gut bacteria composition than lean people. One study even found that individuals who had undergone gastric bypass surgery have very different bacteria composition from obese people.
Researchers now suspect there are a few ways these obesogenic bacteria fatten you up:
- They extract more calories from food.
- They decrease the ability to burn fat by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down fat.
- They alter the hormones that regulate appetite.
- They convert normally indigestible fiber into glucose which can be stored as fat.
- Additionally, poor gut bacteria produces inflammation. This inflammation can contribute to insulin resistance, leaky gut, autoimmune conditions and obesity.
One of the most compelling studies confirming the gut bacteria obesity link was conducted in China in 2012. The researchers prescribed a prebiotic-rich diet of whole foods, an exercise program, and Chinese herbs, including berberine, to a morbidly obese man. In 23 weeks, the man had lost 51.4 kg of 174.8 kg initial weight and had reversed his pre diabetic and high blood pressure. The inflammation-producing bacteria decreased from 35% to non-detectable.
Given all of this research linking the gut bacteria and obesity, why would we be so foolish to continue with the calories in-calories out mantra? Obesity is complex, and a big part of this picture is our gut bacteria. Let’s clean it up!
Probiotics help fat loss by encouraging the healing and proliferation of them in the gut. Here’s how;
1. Identify and eliminate the “baddies” such as parasites, yeast and bacteria. We use stool testing for this but some energy workers and colonic hydrotherapists can also identify this.
2. Clean up your diet. Eat mostly plants, no gluten, no sugar and organic or grass fe, wild, protein.
3. Heal your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and improve your immunity. We use glutamine powder, slippery elm bark, okra and marshmallow root to help heal the lining of my gut.
4. Replenish the gut with Biokult https://www.liberateyourself.com.au/product/bio-kult-30-capsules/ and living probiotics go to this website for more info, great recipes! http://paleoleap.com/fermented-food-recipes/
For more information on probiotics and how they help us lose fat, visit Dr Mercola’s website, he states that probiotics help fat loss also. He endorses the Biokult probiotic we sell on our website: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2014/01/17/probiotics-weight-management.aspx?e_cid=20140117Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140117Z1&et_cid=DM37795&et_rid=401743512
Stacey Jarvis & Rochelle McKay-Masterton