I have the profound privilege of being a twin.  I listened to this study recently about nature vs nurture basically when it comes to your MicroBiome.  In this article, you find out that fraternal and identical twins tend to have a clear distinction in gut health.  Identical twins tend to have the same microbiome and fraternal tend to have slightly different microbiomes.  Concluding that there is a genetic role in your microbiome that starts with your PARENTS!

They found there are particular bacteria that are more abundant with lean individuals in this study.  They were able to prove that adding these particular bacteria to bacteria-free mice they could cause the mice to become leaner by introducing bacteria!  I found that terribly fascinating.

There has been a lot of study in this field recently, esp with akkermansia.  Something that is now found in Plexus Slim! Slim’s weight loss benefits are better than ever. Slim increases Akkermansia—a remarkable microbe, which positively impacts disrupted metabolism associated with being overweight—by 250 times. Slim also increases production of short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate (which regulates energy metabolism) and propionate (which may play an important role in appetite regulation).*

Ruth E. Ley (orginal article and VIDEO)

To Which Extent Do Genetics Determine the Composition of the Gut Microbiome?

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