Weight loss

Calories in versus calories out, right?
And whoever is overweight and not losing fat has bad genetics? I don't think so! Let us have a look at some studies that clearly show us how our Microbiome controls our weight and how we can make use off it to lose fat.
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The Gut-Brain Axis

Having "a gut feeling" might become a statement of bigger importance we ever have imagined.
Recent research demonstrates how our microbiome not only affects our physical health but also our mental health and performance.
This includes our general mood, our cognitive functions, like learning and memory and even the way we make decisions can be affected by our gut inhabitants.
Furthermore, brain disorders like autism and depression can be traced back to a disrupted microbiome.
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In this section, we will present diet forms that have scientifically been shown to be efficient. We will show different diets out there and analyze their efficiency in terms of weight loss, inflammatory levels and of course - the Microbiome.

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Immune system

Any time, the cells of the immune system are in direct contact with the trillions of microbes in our gut. Mostly, it is a beneficial co-existence in which the good bacteria fulfill their duties: (1) Restrain the bad bacteria. (2) Communicate with the immune system. But once the healthy microbiome is disrupted, pathogenic microbes can take over and make you sick. Furthermore, our body starts to "attack himself" by unnecessary and too strong immune reactions. Which in turn leads to the development of diseases like Inflammatory bowel disease, Atherosclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis or even cancer.
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Intermittent Fasting and how it effects our Microbiome

Intermittent Fasting is a diet form that becomes more and more popular as recent research shows us how it can improve our health and helps us losing weight.
However, little is known how Intermittent Fasting affects your Microbes.
Newest studies indicate that fasting improves microbial diversity and makes our intestines less permeable to pathogens and toxins (averts a leaky gut).

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Probiotics, either in form of supplements or of fermented food, is a great method to bring back beneficial bacteria that have been depleted over time due to an unhealthy diet.
Research shows us that they help us to lose fat, regulate inflammation, improve brain functions, prevent infections and even suppress cancer development.
However, there are many probiotic products on the market but sometimes it is hard to understand which one is the right for you.
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Intermittent Fasting

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
While this seems to be the consensus in the media, we will go through scientific evidence that will show you why you should skip breakfast.
Recent research shows us that Intermittent Fasting helps to lose fat while maintaining muscles, that it can lower LDL cholesterol, re-sensitize the body for insulin and decreases inflammation.
Further, we will see how Intermittent Fasting provides a perfect way to increase productivity!
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During last decades, fats have gotten the blame for many health problems. However, the ketogenic diet, where most of the energy comes from fats, provides an array of health benefits and increasingly more people benefit from it.
The ketogenic diet has its origins as a treatment for epilepsy in the 20s but by now, studies are published frequently that show us how putting your body into ketosis can burn fat, avert neurological diseases, improve cognitive functions and cures diabetes.
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Sugar - and the biochemistry behind it


Sugar has become one of the most popular products in foods. It is even there when you don't see it. In a world where diabetes, obesity and heart diseases kill millions of people every year and where for many years fat was the main villain in the kitchen, it is time to have a closer look at this addictive white powder. Here, we will discuss how our body metabolizes sugar differently from carbohydrates that come from rice or pasta. We will also have a close look at the studies out there, linking sugar intake to fat gain and cardiovascular diseases. And eventually, we will discuss its impact on the brain and on our microbiome.
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Being constipated affects your quality of life and who doesn't hate it when you can't empty yourself!? You feel bloated and stuffed. Newest research shows us that our microbiome can play a big role in controlling bowel movements. Accordingly, adding some probiotics can become the new treatment for severe constipation. Additionally, there are some "constipation-relief superfoods" that are scientifically approved to cure constipation.
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Gut bacteria protect your bones

Bone weakness is becoming more and more prominent in Western Countries. Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation mostly don't bring the expected result.
Recent research indicates that our microbiome can regulate bone absorption by controlling the bone-eating cells and a research group from Germany could even reverse bone weakness and improve arthritis by simply focusing on the gut bacteria and their fermentation products.
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