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HOW TO STRENGHTEN YOUR GOOD BACTERIAS

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Irish researchers from the University College of Cork revealed that exercise can increase the percentage of good bacteria in a person’s gut, which might help in keeping obesity at bay. Obesity chances increase due to decline in gut bacteria and also lead to weaker immune system. Athletes were found to have lower levels of inflammatory markers and better metabolic profile than the men in the comparison group. The presence of wide range of gut bacteria was higher. The number of different bacteria types was also higher. They particularly had much high proportions of Akkermansiaceae, a species of bacteria that are associated with lower rates of obesity.

Takeaway: Exercise!

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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