Alzheimer's is an extremely complex disease and there is certainly more than one cause for Alzheimer's but the evidence gets stronger that an unhealthy microbiome can lead to the development of Alzheimer's.Read More
Despite the low-fat / low-cholesterol campaigns, heart diseases are now the leading killer in the western world. While there was never much scientific evidence for blaming cholesterol in the first place, by now the research can't be overlooked anymore.Read More
A basic principle in biology is that “everything needs to be viewed in the context of evolution” and proper dietary or health practices cannot do without the lens of evolutionary biology.
Hunting and gathering was humanity's first and most successful adaptation, occupying at least 90% of human history and knowing what our ancestors ate can be an important key to understand what would be the ideal diet for us today.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink commonly consumed in Eastern Europe. Research about Kefir has increased over the last years after noticing it's health benefits. Here is a summary of the science about it.Read More
Are we too clean? Does our immune system need some "dirt" to function properly? Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and researcher now think that our extreme hygiene could be the reason for it.Read More
Intermittent fasting has many health benefits and can make your life much easier. However, the three main prejudices regarding fasting persist:
1. Fasting makes you hungry.
2. Fasting leads to muscle loss.
3. Your brain will run less efficient.
This blog clears up with the prejudice by looking at the science behind fasting.
Intermittent fasting has many health benefits. However, the impact of not eating for a certain time on our microbiome is basically unknown. Do we starve the good bacteria? Do we starve the bad bacteria? Or how is our microbiome reacting at all?Read More
Apple Cider Vinegar is extremely hyped these days but is it really just hype or can it hold what is claimed?
Research shows that it can aids weight loss, improves glucose and insulin levels and protects the heart by improving trigylceride levels.
Besides helping you to lose weight, fasting has emerged as a powerful way to heal and boost the brain. Studies show how Intermittent Fasting improves learning and memory and protects from neurological diseases.Read More
Sugar is now added to 70% of all packaged foods in the grocery store and this, despite the fact that it now becomes clearer and clearer that a diet high in sugar causes all kinds of health issues. Research over the last decades could associate the intake of added sugars with overweight, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, neurological diseases, and gut issues. And once you understand how our body reacts to sugar, it is not surprising anymore that it causes so many problems...Read More
Calories in vs. calories out still seem to be the dogma when it comes to weight loss. But is the obesity epidemic really just a matter of eating too much? And should we feel "hangry" every time we try to lose a little body weight?
There are at least 4 factors that matter more than calories, and understanding these will make losing weight incredibly easy.Read More
Probiotics can restore your gut health and avert infections. Further, it has been shown that probiotics improve brain power and lower inflammation levels. They have also been used to cure both, constipation and diarrhea. Additionally, studies show that probiotics can be used to treat vitamin deficiency.Read More
The importance of fiber for our health can't be overestimated. While fiber is often overlooked it is crucial for our health. It nourishes our gut bacteria and they, in turn, keep us healthy.
Studies have shown that eating enough fiber can prevent heart diseases and diabetes, it aids weight loss and even increases the overall lifespan.Read More
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.
What is the Microbiome?
Our gastrointestinal tract is home to a complex population of microorganisms - the Microbiome. These tiny organisms play a huge role in our well-being.
They control our weight, regulate the immune system and influence our brain.
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.