Want to know about what the universe within your gut is all about, and what issues you may be having as a result of an imbalance of microbes living there? Gut microbial imbalances can lead to many conditions, including autoimmune disorders and even weight gain/obesity. In fact, rebalancing the microbiome is a key aspect of the Functional Medicine 5-R Gut Restoration protocol, and it's one of the main reasons why the Functional Medicine approach works for just about everything! My new program, Lighter and Enlightened: The 90 Day Transformation, actually includes a 5-R Gut Restoration Protocol. Why? Because rebalancing your microbes is KEY to attaining not only the health you want, but the weight that you want (and keeping it that way!). There's all kinds of exciting research in this area, and I am thrilled to be coaching my clients toward success by helping them to apply this new, juicy knowledge. That's not to say that it's ALL physiological, though. We all know that there is a huge emotional and behavioral component to weight management, which is why I use the tried and true Transformational Coaching Method to address those aspects. We're really going all in here--Body, Mind and Spirit!
To learn more about the microbiome and how yours is affecting you, here is an excellent overview, loaded with links to credible resources on the matter, particularly regarding autoimmune disorders. This article is by Gary Rothbard, MD, and is posted on a website that I regularly contribute to, called AutoimmuneMom.com. There is a new section devoted to the microbiome, where I will have an article coming out later this month on the Gut-Brain Axis and how it relates to autoimmunity.
Check out Dr. Rothbard's article here!
Here's to getting Lighter and Enlightened!