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Probiotics & Weight Management

With two weeks to go to our Healing Your Gut Seminar I’m sure, like me, you will find the following article by Kale Brock, fascinating reading. In health, Bev Dunne Go Vita Batemans Bay MICROBES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT By Kale Brock Scientific evidence is pouring in on the topic of weight management and the microbiome and the evidence is clear; the balance of microbes within your body determines to a large extent the weight (and health) outcomes you experience!In a quirky, unique study, researchers have discovered that drastic shifts occur in the microbiomes of bears during different stages of the year. During the summer time, when bears are required to add significant weight stores for hibernation, their microbial population alters to one of highly efficient storage mode. Specifically, researchers discovered that the levels of Firmicutes bacteria increased dramatically and the levels of Bacteroidites were largely reduced during times of weight gain – the opposite was true during winter! Studies have also been done on humans in this area, whereby researchers note similar phenomenons in the human body – as I wrote in my award nominated article Gut May Be The Key To Weight Loss. To solidify the evidence gained from the study, researchers then inoculated germ free mice with bear microbes from different stages of the year (weight gain for hibernation stage and hibernation) and noticed that the metabolic effects could be transplanted and was dependent on the microbiome sample. Those mice who received a high firmicutes population from summer-bears (trying to gain weight for hibernation) also experienced increased weight gain compared with controls! But on an extremely interesting note, these mice who received the summer-bear microbiomes did not suffer typical metabolic detriments associated with obesity! Potentially, the natural mechanisms for bears to gain weight also has a safety mechanism in place to protect the host from metabolic damage resulting in obesity! Once again we are seeing the typical weight management model of ‘energy in' versus 'energy out’ scientifically challenged. This could explain the reason why obesity seems to be ‘passed on’ through families, as the mother’s microbiome inoculates the newborn and thus influences energy harvesting from food. In my book, The Gut Healing Protocol, I discuss this further and offer scientifically supported suggestions on how to rebalance your gut microbes! Kale Brock

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Heal Your Gut Seminar Tuesday 4th April @ 7pm In this 1 hour keynote presentation, health journalist Kale Brock shares the fundamental role the gut microbes play in your health. The presentation will cover: • A scientific round up of the gut; how it works and how it can influence your health • discussions on points of view of work experts on the microbiome • the roles played by the various microbes who live on and inside of you • why eliminating certain foods can drastically decrease the inflammation in the gut • why the addition of certain foods can drastically decrease the inflammation in the gut • why the addition of certain foods and supplements can assist in healing the gut lining • a comprehensive, gentle 8 week program for you to undertake • principles of recipe creation to ensure the foods you consume rebalance your gut Catalina Golf Club, Beach Road, Batemans Bay $25 per person Bookings essential!! at Go Vita Batemans Bay 5 North St Batemans Bay 44729737 To book online please visit us at This article is provided for information purposes only - all comments and enquiries are to be directed to Go Vita Batemans Bay

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