DESTROY Type 2 Diabetes… with Bacteria?! [Must-Read!]
You know the saying, happy wife, happy life. (Trust me, it’s true.)
Here’s something else that’s true, too:
Happy gut, happy health.
It’s not as catchy, but it’s just as true.
There’s a long list of benefits that come from a healthy gut, and now there’s another big one to add to the list:
Using specific, targeted bacteria could be a ground-breaking way to DESTROY type 2 diabetes.
Past studies have indicated that a disturbance in your microbiome could contribute to type 2 diabetes development.
But according to a recent study, a few key bacteria (as opposed to the composition of the entire microbiome) could impact the way you metabolize sugar and fat.
In a mouse study, researchers gave the mice either a Western diet or regular food. As expected, those fed the Western diet developed glucose intolerance and insulin resistance (which are factors in type 2 diabetes).
They also noticed a significant change in the gut composition of the mice fed a Western diet.
A closer look showed two bacteria that helped reduce the harmful effects, and two that intensified the effects.
- The two that reduced the harmful effects were Lactobacillus johnsonii and Lactobacillus gasseri.
- The two that intensified the harmful effects were Romboutsia ilealis and Ruminococcus gnavus.
It turns out that these same four bacteria identified in this mouse study correlate with BMI (body mass index) in human studies as well:
- People with higher levels of bacteria that reduced the harmful effects of glucose metabolism had a lower BMI.
- People with higher levels of bacteria that intensified the harmful effects had a higher BMI.
Next, the researchers wanted to find out what would happen if they specifically gave the mice the bacteria associated with improved glucose metabolism.
As they expected, the mice given R. ilealis and R. gnavus experienced a reduction in body fat and improved glucose tolerance.
The reason is because these beneficial bacteria helped turn on genes that helped improve mitochondrial health in the liver.
Doing this helps improve lipid metabolism and glucose control, while also reducing fat in the liver—something that is essential for overcoming type 2 diabetes.
The authors concluded by saying: “Our study reveals potential probiotic strains for treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as insights into the mechanisms of their action.”
In other words, developing targeted probiotic therapies could be an effective therapy for combatting obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Stay tuned for further studies.
In the meantime, you can still obtain all of the benefits of a healthy microbiome by eating more “real” foods and cutting out the junk.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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