Episode 055: Probiotics for Fat Loss & Health

Jun 9, 2015

In today’s episode we talk about what probiotics are and how they significantly impact fat loss, health, longevity, hunger, hormone balance and much more. We address how we unknowingly destroy our micro biome, and how we can restore it via diet and lifestyle. We wrap up talking about probiotic fortified foods & supplements and how you can make good choices.

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Benefits of a Balanced Microbiome:

  • Hormone balance
  • Strong immune system
  • Digestive health
  • Disease prevention
  • Healthy metabolism
  • Weight management
  • Improved mood & focus
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved skin health

Factors That Destroy Our Microbiome:

  • Processed foods
  • Trans fats
  • Artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives
  • Toxins
  • Antibiotics
  • Stress
  • Sugar
  • Gluten
  • Soy

Foods & Factors That Support Our Microbiome:

  • Prebiotics: carrots, tomatoes, jicama, asparagus, artichokes, garlic
  • Spices: cinnamon, tumeric
  • A healthy balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
  • Probiotic-rich foods including kimchee and sauerkraut
  • Fermented dairy

Relevant Factors for Supplements:

  • Viability of bacteria (in processing, while packaged, during digestion)
  • Number of strains
  • Total CFUs (colony forming units)
  • Deliver a health benefit


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