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Probiotics! Is Your Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, IHS

We all know that bacteria can make us sick but did you know that bacteria might also make us fat? Researchers have discovered that thin people have different bacteria in their guts than overweight people. How could that be possible?

Scientists theorized two factors could be responsible. First, increased use of antibiotics may be eliminating the bacteria that help people regulate appetite and metabolism.

Studies also reveal that bacteria appear to exhibit communications between each other and our genes, which may be affecting our hormones that regulate our appetite and moods.

What is not clear is which is the chicken and which is the egg. Is it the bacteria that makes us overweigh or is it that our weight gain causes changes in our bacteria?

More research needs to be conducted for us to know for sure but there are some emerging facts (read more…)

 

 

 

About Redding

Redding California is nestled at the end of the Sacramento Valley. This hidden California jewel offers immense recreation, living and business opportunities. Located within the city limits is the famous Sundial Bridge , Turtle Bay Museum and the newly renovated Cascade Theatre. Redding is bisected by the world class fly fishing Sacramento River and is close to hiking, camping and boating at Lassen National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the renowned Shasta Lake Redding is the regional center of Northern California for health and legal services, retail shopping and employment. Located at I-5 and highways 299 and 44, Redding is the hub for all of Shasta County and the gateway to the Trinity Alps and Cascade Recreation areas. Nearby Shasta Lake provides fishing, boating, camping and houseboat rental opportunities.

There are two major hospitals in Redding, Mercy Medical Center and Shasta Regional Medical Center. There are also 15 convalescent hospitals, 32 assisted living facilities and a veteran's outpatient clinic. Redding is also home to a large medical community of Physicians, Dentists and walk-in clinics.

Redding has great schools. There are three major high schools, six middle schools, 46 elementary schools, 4 charter schools, and 30 private schools in Redding. Redding also has five colleges and universities: National University, a four year, private university, Shasta College, a public community college, CSU Chico at Shasta College University Center, Simpson University, a four-year Christian college, Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, a four-year Christian college.

There are many great community events held in Redding each year, Kool April Nites, The Redding Rodeo and famous Asphalt Cowboy's Pancake Breakfast, The Rodeo Parade, The Trade Club's Lighted Christmas Parade and summer favorite Marketfest. The Exchange Club's Air Show is held bi-annually.

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