But the year old IT supervisor from California also discovered another welcome, unexpected benefit from her new way of eating: it almost completely eliminated her long-standing irritable bowel syndrome IBS. Within a month of starting keto, her gut was remarkably calm, quiet, and cooperative for the first time in decades. Changing to a low-carb, high-fat diet completely resolved her constipation and reduced her formerly frequent attacks of diarrhea to less than once a month. In the past, I would have been in the bathroom within an hour. Most of us are ecstatic to broadcast our keto successes with weight loss or reversing type 2 diabetes. Talking frankly and honestly about gastrointestinal issues is squeamish stuff, the last taboo. For many, relief from IBS comes as a welcome surprise.
Over the last years, a growing body of evidence suggests that gut microbial communities play a fundamental role in many aspects of human health and diseases. The gut microbiota is a very dynamic entity influenced by environment and nutritional behaviors. Considering the influence of such a microbial community on human health and its multiple mechanisms of action as the production of bioactive compounds, pathogens protection, energy homeostasis, nutrients metabolism and regulation of immunity, establishing the influences of different nutritional approach is of pivotal importance. The aim of this review is to dissect the complex interactions between ketogenic diet and gut microbiota and how this large network may influence human health. The human gut microbiota, that means the types of organisms that are present in an environmental habitat, consisting of trillions of microbial cells and thousands of bacterial species [ 1 ]. Microbiome is the collection of the genes and their functions and, due to the new genetic and bioinformatics technologies, the study of the gut microbiome has been radically transformed. The use of the newest platform next generation sequencing NGS enables the sequencing of a thousand to million DNA molecules of bacteria in one sequence run metagenomics [ 4 ] and through this microbial sequencing has been finally possible the understanding of how different microorganisms are present in different tracts of human body [ 5 ]. These new omics-technologies allow scientists to discover the role of bacterial genes in human health [ 6 ]. Several studies suggest that a mammalian host establishes their core microbiota at birth [ 7 ]; the colonization of the gastrointestinal tract by microorganisms, begins within a few hours of birth and concludes around three to four years of age. The nature of the colonic microbiota is driven by several factors such as breast feeding, geographical location, genetics, age and gender [ 8 ]. The impact of food macronutrients on gut microbiota composition is growing up in interest, especially with respect of specifically dietary fibers. Controversially, the typical pattern of Western diet, high fat-high sugar and low fibers, reduces the production of SCFAs shifting the gastrointestinal microbiota metabolism to the production of detrimental metabolites, favoring the expansion of bacteria associated with chronic inflammation [ 10 ].
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Nakatani A. One decent choice on the supplement front is psyllium husk. Abstract Over the last years, a growing body of evidence suggests that gut microbial communities play a fundamental role in many aspects of human health and diseases. I have my own thoughts about going keto, based on my own experiences that I outlined in my blog post, here. Enterotypes of the human gut microbiome. Loading cart And remember, always talk with a trusted medical professional before you make any changes to your diet or supplement routine. Febs Lett. The paucity arises from the difficulty of understanding if health benefits come from the fermentation operated by microbes or other bioactive compounds. And how can going low-carb help improve your health in this area?