Are Gut Bacteria Making You Fat? Part IV: Wrapping it Up

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By: Eirik Garnas   At this point, we don’t know exactly what characterizes the obese microbiome. However, it could be argued that we don’t really need to establish exactly which phyla and species of microbes that play a key role in obesity. Certainly, having more knowledge about the obese microbiome and the role of specific […]

Are Gut Bacteria Making You Fat? Part III: Two Emerging Hypotheses of Obesity

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By: Eirik Garnas     When talking about body fat regulation we always have to adhere to the basic laws of thermodynamics. We know that increases in body fat mass happens when energy intake is higher than energy expenditure, and that we have to either decrease energy intake, increase energy expenditure, or both in order […]

Are Gut Bacteria Making You Fat? Part I: The Second Genome

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By: Eirik Garnas   The obesity epidemic has quickly become one of the greatest health challenges humans have ever faced, and the weight loss industry is now a billion dollar market that provides dieters with supplements, surgeries, and diet plans that promise instant fat loss. However, it hasn’t always been this way. We don’t have […]

Resistant Starch: The Good, the Bad, and the Bacteria

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By Tony Federico   Starch, forbidden blood sugar spiker for some, “Perfect Health” food for others, but what if there was more to starch than meets the eye, or should I say gut? Resistant starch (“RS”) is currently a hot topic in the Ancestral Health community because of its impact on gut bacteria and the […]