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Diet not working?

09/01/2013

Reducing calories and taking more exercise usually results in weight loss.  But for some people, underlying imbalances make losing weight difficult.

Studies show imbalanced gut flora as one of the causes of obesity (Cani et al., 2008).  Therefore establishing your gut’s flora using functional testing allows me to establish which bacteria is out of balance, once we have established the missing link, a relevant pro-biotic (which will repopulate the gut either tablet or powder) will be recommended along with dietary changes to help re-populate the gut with healthy bacteria.

Weight gain caused by gut flora imbalance occurs due to more energy being taken from the food, resulting in eating less food but getting higher levels of calories, this would be useful if we were short of food…during famine for example.

Other lab functional tests are also available which establish food intolerance, nutritional imbalances and deficiencies; finding out what’s really causing your weight gain or health problems can fix the underlying cause quickly and can therefore be more cost effective.

Bloating, abdominal fat, sluggish metabolism, diarrhoea, constipation and flatulence may suggest your gut flora is in need of some balancing.

If you are having problems losing weight and would like to learn more about how I can help you, please contact me to make an appointment nutritionaltherapylink@gmail.com or call me on 07957 806 207

Reference:

Cani, P.D ., Bibiloni, R., Knauf, C., Waget, A., Neyrink., Delzenne. N. M. and Burcelin, R., (2008) Changes in Gut Microbiota Control Metabolic Endotoxemia-Induced Inflammation in High-Fat Diet–Induced Obesity and Diabetes in Mice Diabetes June 57:14701481;

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