The microbiome and the brain are the chief regulators of adiposity and eating behavior in humans. In many respects, the microbiome is even more important than the brain. … [Read More...] about Obesogenic Gut Bugs: How Bacteria Can Make Us Fat
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The key to longevity may lie in the gut. In an interesting study that was published in the scientific journal eLife last year (2017), bacteria were transferred from young fish to middle-aged fish, something that resulted in increased gut microbiota diversity, life span extension, and delayed behavioral decline in the older fish. This study, in combination with other research, shows that gut bacteria contribute to regulating the life span of their host. (Previous tidbits)
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The nutritional balance on which our genome evolved is virtually impossible to determine using the reigning paradigm of ‘evidence-based medicine’ with RCT. Nutritional research rather needs an organisational template that focuses on the optimal homeostasis. This template may be obtained from the reconstruction of Paleolithic diets. Disparity between the range of nutrients found in the current Western diet and reconstructed Paleolithic diets will provide a direction for guiding future dietary interventions.
- Remko S. Kuipers et al.
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Restrict the number of ‘cheat meals’ you eat. It's commonly assumed that it takes many weeks for diet-induced health effects to accumulate to such a level that they become significant, and that eating a single unhealthy meal will have little to no adverse physiological impact. This assumption is erroneous. Even a single unhealthy meal can actually have a fairly profound negative effect on the body. (Previous tips)
"That there is much suffering in the world no one disputes. Which is more likely, that pain and evil are the result of an all-powerful and good God, or the product of uncaring natural forces? The presence of much suffering agrees well with the view that all organic beings have been developed through variation and natural selection." (Previous quotes)