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Gut health is critical

There are some US sources I really like when it comes to reliable information in the health and fitness field. I  really like Tom Venuto of burn the fat, feed the muscle (cheesy photos and US style marketing notwithstanding!). I like John Beradi and Precision Nutrition because he is so well balanced between science and real world results and I also like Jon Gabriel of the Gabriel Method. The article below is from him. It is an interesting read. I figure it is pretty smart to listen to someone who has successfully lost over 70kg and has made researching the body his life’s mission. For the past year, at least half my research has been devoted to the role of digestion and digestive health in relation to weight gain and obesity. Intuitively, I’ve always known that digestion played a crucial role in weight management, and today, I’m excited by the cutting-edge research that now proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt. A recent study reported in the medical journal, SCIENCE, reported the following: “Researchers gathered human twins in which one was obese and the other lean. They transferred gut bacteria from these twins into the guts of mice and watched what happened. The mice with bacteria from the overweight twin grew fat; those that got bacteria from lean twin stayed lean.” Here’s what this means…   *Good digestive bacteria is associated with weight loss/ healthy weight   *Bad digestive bacteria is associated with weight gain and obesity For some people, their digestion is impaired due to years of poor […]