June 19, 2020

066 – BMI v. Bodyfat; Video Games & Fitness; Fix Gut Microbiome for Health

This week we explore several current news stories in the health and wellness space.  First, we take a look at BMI and Body Fat %, the inherent pros and cons, and which is a better measure of your overall health.  Next, with video game playing surging during the pandemic, what is the impact of all those gaming hours on one’s health and fitness?  Finally, we examine a new study that posits that the remodeling of one’s gut microbiome can inhibit the development of  atherosclerosis.  This foundational research could have a significant impact on potentially curbing high blood pressure and atherosclerosis in the future.  

#guthealth #microbiome #fitness #videogames #BMI # bodyfat #atherosclerosis 

Timestamp

Topic


Intro

1:06

BMI vs. Bodyfat %

8:38

Video Games and Impact on Health and Fitness

11:32

Reprogramming Gut Microbiome for Health

References and Links from Episode 66:

Selected Studies

Study

Link

Directed remodeling of the mouse gut microbiome inhibits the development of atherosclerosis

Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiota

The human microbiome: at the interface of health and disease

The gut microbiota and obesity: from correlation to causality

The Effect of Diet on the Human Gut Microbiome: A Metagenomic Analysis in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice

Precision editing of the gut microbiota ameliorates colitis

Nancy Mure

"If there's one thing to know about the human body; it's this: the human body has a ringmaster. This ringmaster controls your digestion, your immunity, your brain, your weight, your health and even your happiness. This ringmaster is the gut.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello, I'm Christopher Allen and I'm passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves - physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, and culturally. Feel free to follow me on IG. You can read more about my story here.

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