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What Is The Microbiome Diet & Does It Work?

The industry behind weight-loss fads benefits greatly from new and trendy diets. From the cabbage soup diet to all-out juice cleanses, there have been many options to choose from for anyone looking to shed a few pounds.

There’s a reason the grandiose health claims are eaten up by the masses, so to speak. According to data from the CDC, roughly 71.6% of adult Americans over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese. With such high numbers, it’s not hard to come to the conclusion that a lot of these people want to reduce their weight and live healthier lifestyles.

The latest trend in weight loss and general health, the microbiome diet, was created by Dr. Raphael Kellman in the hopes of restoring gut health. But what is the microbiome diet – and does it work?

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4 Ways To Improve Your Gut Biome (And 5 Reasons Why It’s So Important)

Bodily systems work together in intricate ways. There are 11 major systems in the human body.  The nervous system sends important signals throughout the body, the cardiovascular system sends nutrients through constant blood flow, and the respiratory system keeps air in the lungs. Every single organ network has a specific job to do, and when they’re running optimally, good health follows.

The digestive system is in charge of breaking down food and turning it into fuel. It is directly responsible for energy levels, growth, and repairs on a cellular level. The digestive system relies on many things to function properly, and one of those things is your microbiome (or gut biome).

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Can Lyme Disease Disrupt The Microbiome?

Lyme disease can cause serious issues throughout a patient’s entire body. This is one of the attributes that makes the disease so hard to pin down, and why reliable diagnosis is one of the most obvious problems doctors and patients face. Despite Lyme disease manifesting in all sorts of various ways, one of the areas it primarily affects is the gut. Around 70–80% of our immune system is controlled by our gut and the microbiome (helpful bacteria) contained within it. Lyme has a significant effect on immune regulation and often causes sustained inflammation in its chronic form. Therefore, Lyme disease has a major impact on gut health. This can severely impede recovery, leading to further issues and complications down the line. The subject of Lyme disease and the microbiome is often understudied by most doctors, yet its impact on the disease as a whole is significant.

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