Microbiome and Disease

Everyday we are finding more compelling reasons to ensure our microbiome is at the top of our priority list for good health. Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPF recently wrote about the influence our microbiome has on disorders of the skin, eyes and seasonal allergy disorders. In her article, Dr. Kohlstadt states, “published research supports the assertion that all of these medical conditions are entwined with the health of the microbiome. Microbiome research is causing us to rethink long held scientific assumptions about the origins of disease. “

What’s clear is that more research needs to be done. Microbiomes are similar to ecosystems and can not be studied with double-blind, placebo controlled trials. What we can do is study the research findings in relation to patients symptoms.

Kiran Krishnan, gut bacteria, human microbiomeMicrobiologist Kiran Krishnan is doing just that. Currently Kiran and his team are running human clinical trials with people that have leaky gut. After 30 days on probiotic therapy they have shown no sign of leaky gut when eating an endotoxic meal consisting of a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. For more information about probiotic therapy and to learn about the latest research from Kiran Krishnan listen to our seven part Microbiome Series. The latest interview will focus on Kiran’s research stemming from clinical trials.

Want to Lose Weight in the New Year? We Can Help!

Lose Weight in New Year

If your 2015 resolution is losing weight in the New Year, you’re in good company. As arguably the most common New Year’s Resolution there is, it can still be difficult to shed pounds after the holidays in a safe way without being discouraged.

However, there is support! A healthy diet and regular exercise are key, but if you need a little push to get your metabolism going, consider adding a weight management supplement to your regimen.

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Reviews of FucoThin softgels are across-the-board positive; if you need convincing, simply review the results! It’s hard to argue with this tried and true method of weight management when coupled with a healthy lifestyle.

Although Garden of Life FucoThin supplements are designed to help burn fat, eating massive amounts of food without exercising won’t ever make fat magically disappear no matter what kind of supplement is being taken. The FucoThin softgel is designed to be used with a healthy routine of exercise and has been reported to help control diets. One of the added bonuses of taking FucoThin is that some users reported that their appetite was suppressed.

‘Tis the season for self-improvement, and there’s no better time to start than now. Kickstart your 2015 off right and give these fat-burning supplements a chance! The only thing you have to lose is weight.

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