By Dr Karen Coates
Gut probiotics support fat metabolism as well as a healthy colon
Achieving weight loss goals improves many parameters of health, but supporting a healthy digestive tract and improving nutrition as the weight comes off is one key to dodging those genetic bullets loaded into our genetic makeup at conception.
Having the right numbers, type and balance of good bacteria in the bowel may be part of the weight loss puzzle as well as a support for those with a family history of colon cancer.
British researchers have unlocked a key to colon health which involves particular strains of lactobacillus bacteria and their role in two arena of health.
By incorporating strains of lactobacilli which produce a healthy fatty acid called CLA or conjugated linoleic acid, scientists were able to achieve better weight loss in fat mice and also managed to unexpectedly reduce the incidence of colon cancer in these mice by 92%.
Anyone who has had an antibiotic course will have jeopardized the ideal balance of bacteria which keep our digestive tract on optimal efficiency. If you need help in getting back on track,make a appointment with one of our practitioners to guide you through this complex task.