Many of you have been sick this winter so the focus of this blog is on Antibiotics. If you have taken multiple courses of antibiotics you may face an increased risk of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, potentially through alterations in the organisms that normally live in your gut, which are called microbiota.
Findings of a good study were reported in the Clinical and Translational Endocrinology Journal. The gut bacteria balance in your gut influences metabolic pathways that are relevant to the process of obesity, insulin-resistance and diabetes. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether past antibiotic exposure increases diabetes risk. The study found that the risk of diabetes was increased by up to 37% depending on the type of antibiotic and the number of courses prescribed. This study is important because it gives us more insight into diabetes and it warns of the over-use of all antibiotics. Don’t forget antibiotics are also in our food, via the over-use in animals.
Take home message is to make sure you have a balanced GI system and gut microbiota. Your gut health is critical to your metabolic and physical outcomes. Diabetes is nothing to fool around with!
Click Here For Abstract of the Study
Dr. Carly’s QUICK FIX
Here are my suggestions you can immediately implement to get your Gut in good shape!
1. Metamucil Fiber Supplement helps promote healthy blood sugar levels. Studies show a 18% drop in glucose, 17% drop in Insulin and 0.7 drop in HbA1c. It also helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering serum cholesterol levels. 6.7% drop in LDL and a 4.7% drop in Total Cholesterol. It will also help maintain regularity because psyllium fiber in Metamucil offers multiple health benefits because, unlike clear-mixing fiber supplements, it forms a VISCOUS GEL.
In the stomach, Metamucil gets and traps some sugars and carbohydrates, (carbohydrates are slowly metabolized to sugars). In the small intestine, the gel traps some bile acid made from cholesterol. When the gel moves down the intestine, trapped sugars are slowly released and absorbed into the body, helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Bile acid re-absorption is inhibited. The gel also gently removes waste and cholesterol in the form of bile acids.
2. Dr. Izabella’s Gut Health Program. This package was designed by Izabella, book author of The Root Cause. These products work really well helping to support the healing of the gut for proper nutrition absorption and greater health benefits. This bundle offers 2 products that are cold-pack items that require faster shipping and special handling. $40.00 is included in the price of this bundle to ensure proper handling which is critical to make sure you have the power in the nutrients to get the healing accomplished. Orders are shipped Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Click Here to Order Dr. Izabella's Gut Health Program/ Products. I would do this supplemental program for at least 2 months if you have been on antibiotics or you have gut issues.
The program has the following products:
L-Glutamine Powder - good for mucosal lining of intestinal tract.
Saccharomyces boulardii active probiotic culture - Combat intestinal dysbiosis when unfriendly bacteria begin to outnumber friendly, dysbiosis may occur.
Probiotic 50B - acid resistant capsule with pH targeted release to deliver maximal viable organisms to the digestive tract.
Betaine with Pepsin - essential to digest food and absorption of nutrients especially calcium, B12, and iron.
Systemic enzyme Complex - If your Pancreas enzymes deteriorate, your health and well being may feel the effects. Supplementing with enzymes has shown to support muscle recovery, lessening pain and maintaining a health inflammatory response. This will also help fight inflammation.
N-Acetyl Cysteine-900mg - This product thins mucous in the lungs. It is a powerful free radical scavenger and it supports the body's natural defense system.
Zinc - This mineral is essential for physiological functions most importantly your defense system. This runs critically low when you get sick and you need to replace the levels in your system.