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A trick to combating fat and obesity that works...

I may have to retract things I have said in the past. I can’t recall if I’ve ever explicitly stated it in this blog, but for a long time I’ve been a follower of the idea of “If It Fits Your Macos” (IIFYM) dieting. 557 more words

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a life in order

(…and disorder)

The arranged trinkets in the bathroom, sunlight coming through the window shining on Pokey and Plumpy. The garden is now grown. When you stay somewhere long enough the environment transforms and transforms you in the process. 280 more words

Sadness

Diet and bacteria

Gut bacteria mirror your diet, but a sugary treat can keep us sane!

A recent study has shown that when mice with colons containing no bacteria are infected with gut bacteria from lean or obese twins, their body composition changes. 345 more words

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are non-digestible foods containing nutrients that are used by ‘fit’ bacteria.

Prebiotics contain nutrients such as inulin. Inulin is made of a chain of sugars which are non-digestible to humans. 296 more words

Correlation Between Body-Weight Loss & Gut Microbial Ecology

Is it possible to change the gut microbial environment in obese individuals in order to promote weight loss?

According to Ruth Ley et al., “ 800 more words

Pollan Follow Up

Correlation Between Body-Weight Loss & Gut Microbial Ecology

Is it possible to change the gut microbial environment in obese individuals in order to promote weight loss?

According to Ruth Ley et al., “ 800 more words

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Adiposity Index

Firmicutes makes you fat.  Bacteroidetes keeps you skinny like a baseball bat.

“Adiposity index” refers to the ratio of one line of bacteria, Firmicutes, to another line, Bacteroidetes, in your gut.  1,091 more words

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