Could Gut Health Be the Secret to Weight Loss

Last week my Resetter Tribe on Facebook and I tried the carnivore diet and so many of the resetters lost weight like crazy…and the reason why is not what you may think! Could gut health be the secret to your weight loss? When we set out to lose weight, we often think of counting calories, exercise and fasting, but we never think about fixing what may be the root cause of weight gain and resistance – your gut microbiome!

 

So if you’re one of those people saying ‘I’m doing everything and the weight is not coming off’, my newest YouTube video talks how your gut health could be the secret to weight loss.

First, there are 3 important things you should know about your microbiome:

  •  Weight loss has less to do with will power and more to do with the balance of good to bad bacteria in your gut. The bacteria in your gut that control blood sugar (cravings, insulin, etc) and how much of the calories you eat are stored as fat. I’ll talk more about this below.
  • You inherit your gut microbiome from your mother and the foundation for gut health is laid in the first 3 years of life.  This means that your weight may not be genetic, but instead a result of the bacteria that got passed down to you. The good news is, we CAN change our microbiome, but it means eating foods that contribute to good bacteria growth like meat, collagen, beans, nuts, seeds, veggies and eliminating foods that contribute to bad bacteria growth like sugars, refined wheats and processed foods, etc.
  • Modern life is full of toxins that hurt your gut bacteria. Antibiotics, stress and environmental pollutants (mercury, lead, pollution, perfumes, etc) decimate good bacteria, creating an imbalance of bad to good bacteria, leading you to store more fat than usual.

Now, here are 3 things I want you to look at on a Gut Zoomer or similar gut test

  • ​​​​​​​What is your ratio of Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes (F/B)? Research shows that Firmicutes (a bad bacteria) store more calories to fat. Remember, Firmicutes increase with antibiotics, environmental toxins, stress and refined carbohydrates. Low bacteroidetes (the good bacteria we want) are associated with higher blood sugar. If you have more Firmicutes than Bacteroidetes on your test, or you’ve been on lots of antibiotics, you will want to integrate carnivore fasting into your diet variation plan, plus prebiotic foods like beans, nuts, seeds, veggies.
  • What is your ratio of Prevotella to Bacteroidetes (P/B)? If you have a high P/B ratio, you may do really well on a vegan diet of fruits, vegetables, fiber and whole grains. My recommendation is to do three days of carnivore fasting, then try three days of vegan fasting and see which one works better for you.
  • How diverse is your gut bacteria? This looks at how many different types of bacteria you have. The higher gut diversity you have, the better off you will be. A diverse gut bacteria will help you get into ketosis, regulate blood sugar and lose weight.

Could gut health be the secret to weight loss for you? If you think this might be you, which fasts are best at changing the microbiome? Based on the research I recommend 16 hours of intermittent fasting a day, with a 24 hour fasting period to get beneficial stem cells. ​​​​​​

If you haven’t already done a Gut Zoomer, that’s a great place to start. We love this test. Also it’s not too late to join me in the Metabolic Reset, where I teach all of these principles in depth!

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Dear Family Life Wellness Community,

It’s with incredible sadness that I bring you the news that as of Friday September 16, 2022 our clinic will officially close. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one to make. There has been a tremendous amount of soul searching and thoughtful processing that has gone into this moment. Taking in the considerations of everyone has been a top priority for me as I have navigated this tough decision.

Here’s the first thing I want you to know-you are loved. For the past twenty-six years so many of you have brought your families to our clinic weekly for health, inspiration and community. Please know that I have taken that responsibility as an incredible honor. My team and I have been so blessed to watch your kids grow up, celebrate your wins with you, and cry with you as you’ve moved through turbulent times in your lives. One of the hardest parts of this moment is that we won’t be connected with you in that same way. Know that although our clinic will not operate as it has for the past two decades, our hearts are still connected to you and your families.

As new career opportunities have emerged for me, I want you to know that my passion for chiropractic has never died. I feel so strongly that every human on this planet needs chiropractic care. I personally continue to get weekly adjustments, and hope that you will do the same. To make this transition as smooth as possible we have a list of amazing chiropractors that I have personally reached out to and will welcome you with loving arms. I can tell you with certainty you will get amazing care at any of these clinics. Please lean into them. As far as the biohacking center goes, for now that part of our clinic will be closed as well. New solutions for our space are being explored, but until we have something concrete there will be no biohacking . Lastly, I want to give my deepest gratitude to Dana. She has been the heart of our community for the past decade. I could not have run this practice without her. Yet, I am so excited for her as she has an incredible career opportunity that has presented itself.  As my heart is heavy in making this decision, what fills me with joy is the beautiful life she will be stepping into. A life she greatly deserves.

My practice has never been just a business. It’s been a family. Thank you for entrusting us with your health. It truly will go down as the greatest honor of my life. As far as what’s next, of course there needs to be a celebration. One in which we can gather one last time as a community. Please stay tuned to the exact date of that celebration.

From Dana, myself, and Dr. Tri please know that we believe in you. We know what a miraculous body you are living in and that extraordinary health is a choice you get to step into everyday. We will always be in your front row cheering you on.
With gratitude, love , and a huge hug,
Dr. Mindy
Great chiropractors to connect to:
Dr. T.J. Osborne, D.C.
Discover Chiropractic
1305 N. Bascom Ave #C
San Jose, CA 95128
408-985-1111
amazing adjustor (he’s my chiro)
huge heart
great family practice & close to our clinic
Dr. Samantha Jennings, D.C
1314 Lincoln Ave#1F
San Jose, CA 95125
408-355-3946
used to be an associate in our clinic
does lots of muscle testing & applied kinesiology
great with muscles & sports injuries
Dr. Darla Parr, D.C
718 University Ave Ste 110
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408-960-9909
I went to chiro school with her.
great with brain balancing & neurological symptoms
beautiful heart, warm upbeat personality, and a wonderful integrative clinic
Dr. Nicole & David Congragen, D.C.

Community Chiropractic
16375 Monterey St.Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
408-778-3020
I also went to school with them
warm loving family practice
focus is on upper cervical care (call to ask more questions)