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Transplant of human gut bacteria could help make an obese person thin, study suggests

Transplant of human gut bacteria could help make an obese person thin, study suggests | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The microorganisms in the human gut appear to play a pivotal role in determining whether a person is lean or obese, new research shows.

 

The study, published in Science, is the strongest evidence yet that what’s inside an individual’s digestive tract influences the risk of obesity and its related health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes. The work helps explain the nation’s 30-year run-up in excess weight—and it may supply a potential solution to the resulting epidemic, experts said.

 

“Many factors contribute to obesity,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University, St. Louis. For people whose gut organisms are not equipped to fight obesity, it may be possible to “add microbes to fill the vacancies” needed to keep a person lean and healthy, he said.

 

Gordon and a multinational group of scientists sought to isolate the gut microbiome’s effect on obesity from better-known influences such as genes, diet and exercise.

 

They recruited four sets of identical female twins in which one twin was lean and the other obese. Through stool samples, the researchers gathered a representative collection of the bacteria, viruses and protozoans flourishing in each woman’s gut. They transplanted that microscopic zoo into a large group of mice whose intestines were essentially a blank slate.

 

Almost immediately, the mix of living organisms inside a mouse’s digestive tract began to resemble the one inside its human donor. Soon the mice came to resemble more and more the women whose gut microbiomes they had adopted.

 

Despite eating about the same amount of the same low-fat chow, mice that got transplants from an obese twin began to gain weight and lay down fat deposits. The mice that got transplants from a lean twin remained lean.

The intestinal flora of the lean mice also worked better at breaking down and fermenting dietary sugars than did their counterparts in the obese mice. In the mice that got transplants from a lean twin, undigestible starches passed through the digestive system more speedily, resulting in thinner mice.

 

“It was a very, very clear, elegant, well-thought-out study,” said Dr. Lawrence J. Brandt, a gastroenterologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City who wasn’t involved in the research. By stripping out the effects of genes and diet, the experiment helps refine experts’ understanding of the specific ways that the gut’s living organisms influence a complex phenomenon like weight gain, he said.


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The combination of probiotics (Primal Defense from the Garden of Life), regular excercise, and healthy, wholesome food have kept me lean and fit. Highly recommended!

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Ellen Diane's comment, September 9, 2013 7:31 PM
I have always gone with my gut instinct:) mind /body/spirit
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 9, 2013 7:38 PM
Ellen: No pun intended, right? Gut instinct is far more effective when the gut flora is healthy. We live in a world where everything is connected to everything else. Everything we do, say, think and believe affects--Mind, Body and Spirit, others and the universe.
Ellen Diane's comment, September 9, 2013 7:43 PM
I am connected- to my gut-
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Real Story: How I Cured Cancer in Only Two Days

Real Story: How I Cured Cancer in Only Two Days | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
This is real story from a woman from Bosnia. She cured cancer naturally without surgery and chemotherapy and now, she claims that she is bursting with health.
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Certainly worth trying by anyone diagnosed with cancer! 

 

Observation:  Honey remains "natural" even with the addition of water. The right way to call the honey in this article is "raw honey."  

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The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: (Paleo) Almond-Berry Tartlets

The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: (Paleo) Almond-Berry Tartlets | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Delicious grain-free, gluten-free, paleo friendly almond-berry tartlets

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Tempting too!

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, September 12, 6:29 PM

that looks scrupmtious

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The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: Spiced Raw Chocolate Mousse

The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: Spiced Raw Chocolate Mousse | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A raw chocolate mousse made with cashew, cocoa, avocado, banana, a pinch of cayenne and ginger. Raw, vegan, paleo and so very delicious!

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Raw chocolate mousse? Makes me wonder....

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6 Tasty Peach Recipes & How to Store the Summer Peach Bounty ...

6 Tasty Peach Recipes & How to Store the Summer Peach Bounty ... | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
get healthy living updates ... a glass of sparkling water for instant peach soda any time you want! 6 Tasty Peach Recipes & How to Store the Summer Peach Bounty. 6 Tasty Peach Recipes. 1.
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Truly peachy!

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Are You Under Much Stress? See 20 Daily Habits for Stress-Free Life | eCellulitis

Are You Under Much Stress? See 20 Daily Habits for Stress-Free Life | eCellulitis | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Changing bad habits may seem hard, on the other hand, once you know what changes you need to make, forming positive habits will eventually become a natural part

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Changing habits IS very hard as they are "hardwired" in your brain.  Forming positive habits does not remove them right away but over a very long time... that's why it's so easy to fall back into bad habits.

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Healthy Spring Sprout Salad - Foods4BetterHealth

Healthy Spring Sprout Salad - Foods4BetterHealth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A healthy recipe to start off the new season!
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Make sure it is of organic origin!

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, March 30, 11:52 AM

Sprouts are delicious and fun to grow,,,'

Convenient as well.

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This Might Be the Real Reason You Feel Good After Dropping Gluten - Foods4BetterHealth

This Might Be the Real Reason You Feel Good After Dropping Gluten - Foods4BetterHealth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Many people have tried a gluten-free diet. But is it actually healthy for you?
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This Might Be the Real Reason You Feel Good After Dropping Gluten - Foods4BetterHealth

This Might Be the Real Reason You Feel Good After Dropping Gluten - Foods4BetterHealth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Many people have tried a gluten-free diet. But is it actually healthy for you?
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Happy Bat Mitzvah, Joelle - Mazel Tov!

Happy Bat Mitzvah, Joelle - Mazel Tov! | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Lori Weintrob,  chair and professor in the history department of Wagner College on Staten Island, NY had a problem. She wanted custom chocolate made for Joelle's Mat Mitzvah. Not just any  custom...
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Personalized sugar-free chocolates from:  http://www.sugarlesse.com/store/c3/SUGARLESSe™__Chocolate_Naturals.html

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The 9 Best Anti-Aging Foods For Your Weight Loss Diet

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New Study Makes Milestone Discovery in Early Alzheimer’s Detection

New Study Makes Milestone Discovery in Early Alzheimer’s Detection | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A recent study by Columbia University Medical Center has uncovered the part of the brain that Alzheimer’s disease originates in, a huge step forward in developing a cure for the age-related disease.
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Weight Loss Goals for the New Year

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It’s the New Year and I bet you’re already thinking about what you are going to do this year that will dramatically change your health, level of well-being, and life? Here's how to keep your weight loss goals.
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Consumers facing sticker shock on ObamaCare website?

FOXBusiness.com Reporter Kate Rogers on the health-care costs under ObamaCare.

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Tell me it ain't so....

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Natural Remedy Against E. Coli That Really Helps

Natural Remedy Against E. Coli That Really Helps | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
This natural remedy against E. Coli is also effective against other bacteria and is recommended for those who have problems with bacteria.
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Everybody's microbiome is different so  you'll have to find the best dosage and length of time for this remedy.

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7 Foods That Will Soothe Your Stomach

7 Foods That Will Soothe Your Stomach | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The problems with the stomach can be eased by appropriate choice of food. Here are seven foods that will soothe your stomach.
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Fasting for a day in a week helps too!

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The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: Very Cherry Recovery Smoothie

The Iron You - A healthy living blog with tasty recipes: Very Cherry Recovery Smoothie | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A power smoothie made with cherries, almond milk, orange juice, protein powder and honey. Perfect for a quick recovery.

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Nothing better than fresh, plump, organic cherries!

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, August 22, 7:54 PM

I cannot drink milk in any form- this looks great

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3 Warning Signs That Your Body is Dehydrated

3 Warning Signs That Your Body is Dehydrated | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Dehydration is a shock to your body and can lead to many complications. Here are the three most common signs that your body is dehydrated
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Everybody's body chemistry is different. Study and follow the signals from your body to nourish it with just the right amount and kind of water, minerals, milk, and other drink it needs. 

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Things You Did Not Know about Lemon – Healing Secrets and Health Benefits | eCellulitis

Things You Did Not Know about Lemon – Healing Secrets and Health Benefits | eCellulitis | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Citrus fruits have always been famous in human nutrition, diet and folklore medicine. Ancient Egyptians believed that lemon juice offered a protection against
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Didn't know about some of these benefits before reading the is article, even though lemon an lime have been a staple in our home.

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Organic Produce Still Exposed to Pesticides and Toxins

Organic Produce Still Exposed to Pesticides and Toxins | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency finds that as much as 50% of organic produce may contain pesticide residues.
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Most likely less and less over time.

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Juicing Journal – The First 10 Days

Juicing Journal – The First 10 Days | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Often times the first step is the hardest. It took me a few years to start juicing again. I had my excuses – juicer is too expensive, not enough time, do
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SUGARLESSe™ Endorsed by Gluten Free Advocacy Group

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We received an email earlier this week with the following review and endorsement — after a thorough evaluation in a good number of recipes — from Lauren Lindsay of the Gluten-Free Advocacy Group...
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Gluten-free AND sugar-free should not mean, and do not mean fun-free with SUGARLEsse!

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Roasted Almond Bark with SUGARLESSe™

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Roasted almonds in chocolate — that is, almond bark — is one of the few confectionery delights that used to be allowed in our house under the guise of “almonds being healthy, thus good for...
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Now I can make my favorite treat with no sugar, yet the same sweetness and texture. You can't get a healthier almond bark than that!

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Organic Produce Still Exposed to Pesticides and Toxins

Organic Produce Still Exposed to Pesticides and Toxins | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency finds that as much as 50% of organic produce may contain pesticide residues.

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What's the likelihood of these residues having been absorbed from previously contaminated soil?

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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, January 30, 10:04 AM

This is terrible. Many folks by "organic" to avoid just that! Now, we learn this--

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What Every Woman Needs to Know About Binge Drinking

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Binge Drinking | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
According to a study recently released, most women living in the U.S. are not very concerned about their alcohol intake and how it may influence their risk of developing breast cancer.
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Drinking one or two cups of wine or beer a day has been proven healthy.

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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, January 30, 10:05 AM

Breast cancer is just one of the risks of heavy drinking by women.

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Why Is Squash Called Squash?

Why Is Squash Called Squash? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

It's an adapted version of a Narragansett Native American word that translates to eaten raw or uncooked (RT @SmithsonianMag: Why is squash called squash?


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Alison Antonelli's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:05 AM

This article was rather interesting because who would think to wonder why we name certain things? When I was reading this article I learned that we name the vegetable "squash" becasue the Narrgannsett Native Americans had the word "askutasquash" which means you can eat it raw or cooked. I did not know that this word came from the Narrgansett Native Americans. 

Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, January 30, 10:05 AM

Pretty interesting article!