Gutbliss Weekly Review – November 17, 2015

  1. Intestinal worms heal disease. From protecting the fetal brain from inflammation to improving allergies, multiple sclerosis, and overall immunity, they may be the next big thing in medicine – as long as we can overcome the “ick factor!” #LiveDirtyEatClean The Conversation


  1. Obesity rates rose 3% from 2012 to 2014, yet a recent article reports a “seismic shift” in the eating habits of Americans. This discrepancy may be due to the fact that while higher income, more educated Americans are eating healthier, lower income, less educated Americans are not – or maybe an imbalanced microbiome is to explain? New York Times


  1. The infant microbiome is the foundation of health. Find out the fascinating science behind how it’s colonized and the common practices of conventional medicine that disrupt it. Cell Press


  1. A 16-year study concluded that sitting is not associated with all-cause mortality, while another recent study found that standing a quarter of the time resulted in over a 30% decreased risk in obesity. While differences in study models may explain these opposing outcomes, scientists point out that both sitting and standing are static and too much of either is a recipe for poor health. Move your body! Mayo Clinic


  1. Mounting evidence suggests that the gut microbiome may predict cardiovascular and metabolic health – one more reason to follow the #LiveDirtyEatClean lifestyle! Circulation


  1. WHO launches the first annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 16-22), themed Antibiotics: Handle with Care, in response to the rising problem of antibiotic resistance worldwide – (not to mention the detrimental effects antibiotics have on the gut microbiome!). WHO


  1. Bad morning breath? Your microbiome may be to blame and bacteria may be your cure. Business Insider


  1. Weight management as an equation of “calories in equal to calories out” is a thing of the past. A 2015 review article looks at the scientific studies linking gut bacteria to metabolism and the viability of treating metabolic syndrome and weight gain with probiotics. Beneficial Microbes


By: Leslie Ann Berg