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Binge-Eating Linked to Very Specific Gut Bacteria

There’s nothing wrong with eating a second helping…

Unless, of course, you’re already full. And you’re not really sure why you’re eating the second helping. And when you’ve finished, you feel bloated and immobile and sleepy. And you fall asleep shortly after finishing, forcing your body to digest your meal in your sleep, which forces your digestive system to work twice as hard and impedes the quality of sleep you’re getting.

In the ever-evolving field of gut health research, scientists are asking the question: Is overeating less of a personal choice and more of a chemical response in the body?

In other words, can eating for pleasure, instead of eating to stave hunger, actually be traced to bacteria in the gut’s microbiome?

The Four Different Kinds of Rest

From the very beginning of our consciousness, rest is a catch-all palliative for any number of maladies. Cranky? Take a nap. Can’t think straight? Close

How to Keep Your Gut Thriving on Whole30

We’ve talked in the past about some of the general health benefits of the Whole30 diet….

But also about the effect that some of the Whole30 diets exclusions have on the diversity and strength of the bacteria in your gut’s microbiome.

After all, the diet calls for completely avoiding legumes, nuts, beans, grains, and dairy, which in varying doses, feed the good bacteria in your gut and assist with general permeability issues.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

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