Largest Microbiome Study Performed to Date is here!The study provides a deeper look into the relationship between gut bacteria and human health. The study was called the "American Gut Project" and it began in late 2012. Researchers gathered fecal samples from participants around the globe. Accompanying each sample participants were asked to complete a survey to gain insight into their lifestyle, diet and general health.
The first study focused on and found that participants who consumed a large number of different plant types per week displayed significantly greater bacterial diversity than those who ate a limited variety or plant types. The diversity was seen in the bacteria whether the participant consumed meat or not, all that mattered was that there were a variety or plant types. Another observation was that consumption of antibiotics resulted in a less diverse bacterial population. Participants consuming a large variety of plant types per week displayed less antibiotic-resistant genes than those who consumed fewer than 10 types per week.
"The data showed that people with mental health disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, PTSD or bipolar, had similar gut bacteria makeups. Specific bacteria types also tended to appear more commonly in people with depression."
"The research was presented with a clear overview of its obvious limitations and the authors strongly note these are just observational correlations with no clear causal links suggested. The study adds that bacterial diversity, for example, doesn't implicitly equal better health, and simply eating more plants doesn't mean a person will become healthier due to effects on his or her microbiome." (Haridy, 2018)
Gut bacteria has been found to possibly affect everything from neurological diseases, diabetes, aging to obesity.
At Second Nature, we test every patient with a comprehensive microbiome analysis to identify preliminary and on-going disease. We individualize treatments, but everyone takes GOOD GUT Probiotics, Immune, Repair and Detox. Many have reversed their clinical presentation in a matter of weeks. Of course, we highly recommend GOOD GUT products to prevent and reverse your chronic disease.
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