Having the right bacteria in your gut has an enormous influence on your health, and yet many people frequently ignore this aspect when they assess their lifestyle.
It’s actually quite likely that one of the main benefits of a healthy diet is that it will nurture proper bacterial growth and balance in your colon.
There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating that the nutritional cause of many diseases is related to an imbalance of bacteria in your gut, a problem easily rectified by eating a diet consisting of high quality, minimally processed, and preferably organic, foods.
In addition, there’s plenty of evidence showing the harm being done by the over-prescribing of antibiotics as they are indiscriminate killers, eradicating all the beneficial bacteria in your gut along with the bad ones.
Consider the fact that if you’re eating conventionally-farmed meats, you’re ingesting antibiotics with every bite, whether you know it, and approve of it, or not.
In fact, 70 percent of all antibiotics produced are used on healthy livestock, and consuming these antibiotic-laden meats may be a significant factor underlying many people’s health problems. This is why I constantly stress the importance of eating grass-fed and organically-raised meats of all kinds.
Gut Flora May Affect Diabetes and Obesity Risk
Previous studies have found links between gut flora and some cases of obesity. And although I don’t believe it’s the explanation for the obesity epidemic, I believe it may be a factor.
The same goes for the connection between your intestinal flora and diabetes.
After all, inside your gut is a living ecosystem, full of both good bacteria (probiotics) and bad bacteria that play a major role in your physical and mental health. So it’s quite conceivable that a fundamental shift in your gut flora might make it easier to gain weight, and/or affect the delicate balance of leptin and insulin in your body.
If you want to lose weight to control or prevent diabetes, follow the Manna Weight Loss Program in the free e-book. Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support Supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar levels and if you do have a gut health problem, take the Manna GUT Support to re-balance the flora in the gut.