Another scenario. I have gained weight and got on a diet and no matter what I do the pounds just don't come off. Some people lose weight easily and they tend to be thin any how. Why not me? Still another scenario. I lose a close relative and it causes a grief that I find hard to deal with and put behind me. It effects how I perform my activities of the day.
All these events will cause any normal person stress, but it would be good thing if it effected us less and in the process we could lose some weight too. Is there one thing we could do that would make all these things have a better outcome? Yes there is and it is really simple and cheap. The cost is nothing. No need for pills or go to a doctor for the latest anti anxiety or weight loss program. We are nothing more than a bunch of cells connected together and nourished by what we eat. This is more true than we ever believed before.
We have all heard the latest diet fad and of the pill that just melts away the pounds. This has nothing to do with what I am about to tell you.
In fact there are many cells in our bodies, how many there are I do not know exactly but I do know our cells are outnumber ten to one by bacteria. Bacteria are very small. At this point it is important to leave behind that all bacteria is bad. In fact many are very good for you.
I will tell you a story. They took a pregnant rat and at term pregnancy did a C section. The off spring where delivered into a sterile environment...no bacteria at all. Half the off spring where put in a normal enclosed environment that had a normal amount of bacteria and fed a normal diet. The other half where put into a sterile environment with no bacteria at all. A completely enclosed sterile place to live and grow. They where fed a food exactly the same as the rats in a non sterile environment, except the food they got was sterilized. Which group did better? The group in the non sterile environment did the best. Gained weight and prospered with all the indications of health and the ones in the sterile environment gained less weight and generally was less healthy looking. First, we can not eat sterile food and live in a sterile environment to lose weight and why would we want to if we where less healthy in the process? Such a sterile life would not be worth living especially seeing as our health would suffer. So what is the answer?
Another study took rodents that where obese and removed some of their bacteria from there gut. They took those bacteria and put them in the gut of skinny rodents. The skinny rodents gained weight and became obese. Could the bacteria cause us to gain weight if it is the wrong kind. Yes it can and does. A calorie is not always the same. It depends!Another story. Rodents that where obese and rodents that where skinny where stressed equally. The obese ones reacted with more alarm. Could the bacteria make that much difference. Yes it can and does.
They have taken skinny rats and made they more stressed by simply cutting the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve wanders all over the body. One of its tracts is between the gut and the brain. The bacteria in your gut talks, kinda, to your brain. Good bacteria a better day. Bad bacteria not so good and you get sicker easier. I am not going to go any further with this than to say in addition to all the good effects your immune fuction improves a lot. Less of everything bad because the bacteria that are good cause less inflammation ( heard that before some where).
So the world has not changed. It still has all the complexities of the stuff we see everyday, but by doing this you have improved your outlook on life and made it a better place for those that interact with you. Everyone is happier and their is nothing wrong with that. All it takes is two to four ounces of home made fermented food. I like sauerkraut. Lots of instruction on the Internet on how to do it.