Bacteria

This little fella lives in our gut, along with more than 100 trillion of his mates, he is a bacteria. They are not all the same, they are not identical twins, and there are thousands of different types of them that reside in our gut.

These bacteria eat the components of the food we eat but can’t digest. That is what is left over after the food has passed through the small intestine (and hasn’t been absorbed) to the large intestine where most of the bacteria live. These leftovers are commonly known as fibre.

Bacteria eat and poop (metabolise) the fibre, and the poop is really important. It can be a vitamin, an antigen, a special amino acid, in fact thousands of different chemicals vital for good health, including neurotransmitters that talk to the part of our brain (hypothalamus) that involves the feelings of hunger and fullness, or in other words how much we eat. Scientists call this the ‘the gut-brain axis’.

Rewired Weight Loss uses principles and methods backed by neuroscience to invoke weight loss easily and naturally for or members. We have to consider the microbiome because it feeds signals to our brain, and it does affect our weight.

For example; rodents raised in a germ free environment and have no bacteria in their gut have to eat 30% more calories to be the same weight as their normal counterparts.

Gerard Clarke Roman M. Stilling Paul J. Kennedy Catherine Stanton John F. CryanTimothy G. Dinan Molecular Endocrinology, Volume 28, Issue 8, 1 August 2014, Pages 1221–1238,

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