🌟 Exciting Research 🌟
One of the most common questions people ask me is: Should I take a probiotic?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria to populate the gut microbiome, and a general trend we see in research is that a more diverse microbiome (more variety of microorganisms) is associated with better health.
But a new study has found yet another way to improve the microbiome:
Regardless of whether people followed intermittent fasting or calorie restriction, weight loss led to more diversity of the microbiome AND (another sign of better health) changes in DNA methylation.
Why am I so excited by this?
Because it shows how resilient the body is.
When we make changes in a positive direction toward health, our bodies benefit in ways we cannot even see and may never even know.
Interested in finding out more about your microbiome? Message me and let me know.
Hill EB, Konigsberg IR, Ir D, Frank DN, Jambal P, Litkowski EM, Lange EM, Lange LA, Ostendorf DM, Scorsone JJ, et al. The Microbiome, Epigenome, and Diet in Adults with Obesity during Behavioral Weight Loss. Nutrients. 2023; 15(16):3588. [link]
Picó-Pérez M, Magalhães R, Esteves M, et al. Coffee consumption decreases the connectivity of the posterior Default Mode Network (DMN) at rest. Front Behav Neurosci. 2023;17:1176382. [link]