A healthy metabolism is something that not many of us can enjoy due to diet and the potential inability to exercise properly. In his new blog post, Dr. Joseph Mercola takes a few minutes to explore the bacteria naturally present in the human body and how it relates to obesity. He discusses the amount and diversity of bacteria, statistics on diarrhea, the effects of taking some form of probiotic and how they influence how fat is physically stored in each cell.
- The gut biome is made up of hundreds of different bacteria that live in the human stomach.
- Diets high in sugar will reduce gut bacteria diversity, while diets high in fiber may promote this diversity.
- Including probiotics in the diet may help with weight less and disease prevention.
“The diversity of your gut microbiome begins to be established when you are an infant, and is affected by genetics, whether you are breast or bottle fed, and your immediate environment.”