I’m still participating in Health Activist’s Writers Month Challenge! And today’s post prompt is to find a ridiculous headline or news about a cure for our disease and write what we think about it. I had to read this article so I went ahead and read about the entire thing-not just the headline.
I found this:
For real. And honestly, besides the cringe inducing factor-this makes sense. We read more and more about how there seems to be a possible connection between type 2 diabetes and an imbalance in the gut. Too much bad bacteria over the good bacteria caused from too much of the wrong foods or a sensitivity or allergy to certain foods. This bacterial balance in the gut is SO important. So when feces containing a better blend, so to speak, of good bacteria and bad bacteria, were transplanted into other men’s bowels (eww, I know) the men (who were obese and pre-diabetic) experienced improved insulin sensitivity. They didn’t lose weight, however. Yet, we know that many overweight people do not get type 2 diabetes. There are other factors at play for sure. And I think this study just helps to support that. Many with type 2 diabetes are at a healthy weight. With this study it’s too early to really tell anything but it’s certainly interesting.
Also interesting is it was suggested to me by a doctor that I give my newborns probiotics during their first few months of life to possibly minimize their diabetes risk by strongly supporting the healthy bacterial balance in their bellies. And even now I try to watch out for foods that promote bad bacteria over good bacteria just in case it helps. It’s one of the main reasons I limit processed foods and desserts with a lot of sugar. I hope we learn more about this soon, don’t you?
One last question. How did they find willing participants for this study?