IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is a mouse study demonstrating the link between your gut microbiome and the development of obesity.
MAKING CHANGES: Use these strategies to protect your gut microbiome and your health.
FACT OR FICTION: There have been many people who were first at something. However, as history marches forward, there are less opportunities of being FIRST.
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Researchers used a mouse model to demonstrate the link between your gut microbiome and the development of obesity and difficulty with weight management. They found the wrong bacteria growing in your gut is associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome - both precursors to diabetes.
Daily Health Tip
Take care of your gut microbiome and these little bacteria will take care of your intestinal tract, immune system, neurological system, heart and so much more!
What you eat affects the growth of bacteria in your gut that outnumbers the number of cells in your body. This bacteria is responsible for the strength of your immune system and impacts the inflammatory response in your body - which in turn affects your heart health, risk of stroke and potential for suffering immune mediated diseases, such as lupus.
You may make significant impact on your gut microbiome by making just a couple of changes to your diet. Researchers have discovered people eating a variety of vegetables have a more diverse microbiome (important to health). Sugar feeds the bad bacterial growth in your intestines. Here are several strategies that may help you:
- Consider using a quality probiotic and prebiotic supplement - the first to add a diverse microbiome to your gut and the second to feed them.
- Reduce or eliminate your sugar intake, smoking and alcohol consumption as each negatively affects your gut bacteria, your immune system and your heart health.
- Increase the amount of non-carbohydrate fiber you eat daily as it feeds your good bacteria and found in vegetables.
- Reduce the amount of carbohydrates you eat each day as these foods metabolize into sugar in your body.
Each target I hit motivates me to pursue a new one. Success convinces me that I have what it takes to challenge myself and overcome obstacles.
My training regimen consists of having a strong support system. I work out with people who help to hold me accountable. That extra bit of interest gives me the push to keep going.
Fact or Fiction?
There have been many people who were first at something. However, as history marches forward, there are less opportunities of being FIRST.
- In 1984 Joan Benoit was the first woman to win the women’s Olympic marathon.
- In 1984 Kathryn Sullivan was the first female astronaut to walk in space.
- In 1985 Penny Harrington became the first female chief of police in a major city - Portland Oregon
- In 1986 Mary Lund was the first female recipient of an artificial heart.
- In 1986 Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to own her own television production company.
- In 1988 Kurt Browning was the first competitive figure skater to land a quadruple jump in competition.
- 1988 Michael Jordan was the first basketball player to be pictured on a box of Wheaties.
- In 1990 Antonia Novella was the first woman and first Hispanic to be named Surgeon General of the U.S.
- In 1992 Billy Crystal was the first guest on the Tonight Show when Jay Leno permanently replaced Johnny Carson.
10 In 1998 Craig Breedlove was the first person to break the sound barrier in a car with a trap speed of over 760 miles per hour.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team