The Microbiome

Super busy this week, so I'm just going to leave you with three articles here to check out.

 I kind of pictured the bottom of a lake being full of bacteria similar to the bodies Microbiome. 

I kind of pictured the bottom of a lake being full of bacteria similar to the bodies Microbiome. 

This one talks about how a diet that is tuned in to your microbiome (the literally 100 trillion - not exaggerating here - bacteria that live in your body) will give you the best health outcomes.

This one talks about how those same bacteria work as a mini-brain that affects our mood and appetite.

And this one talks about how quickly your microbiome can change - not just the composition, but also the genetic expressions themselves. 

What does all of this have to do with fasting? Glad you asked. Fasting for a day significantly impacts your microbiome. It not only rebalances it, but changes the expression of genes within it. Based on what I've read, I think this one of the biggest reasons the for positive health outcomes that I've experienced. (Another big reason is solving leaky gut...we'll get into that later).

May your microbiome be healthy and happy this week so that you can be too.

Happy fasting!
Prasanth