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 II: Ancestral vs. Westernized Microbiome

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By: Eirik Garnas   Why are we seeing these changes in the human microbiota? Studies show that the western lifestyle promotes a suboptimal phenotype, in the sense that highly processed diets, sedentary living, lack of sun exposure, etc., results in a gene expression that leads to poor health and disease (1,2). However, we’re now learning […]

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 […]

Episode 24: Paleo Inspiration

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In this episode, host Tony Federico talks with the “Fat Burning Man” Abel James. Abel hosts one of the top health and fitness podcasts on iTunes, produced a best selling recipe app, and has written numerous ebooks including “The Wild Diet”. In the second half of the show, Tony will be speaking with Soontaree Simms. Soontaree is […]