August 24, 2019 HomeArticlesBloating, digestion, anxiety + fat loss: THE SCIENCE OF YOUR GUT Bloating, digestion, anxiety + fat loss: THE SCIENCE OF YOUR GUT By Herman Swinney Articles, Blog 74 Comments gut health bloating digestion diet nutrition science gut health bloating digestion diet nutrition science Tags:bacteria, bloating, diet, digestion, food, Gut, health, microbiome, natacha, natacha oceane, Nutrition, probiotics, Science Related Posts TESTING: Weight Loss Hacks & Gadgets for 10+ pounds LESS! NataliesOutlet Jump Rope Exercises for Boxing : Shoes for Jumping Rope How Much Sleep Do I Need? (to Lose Fat & Build Muscle) About Author admin 74 Comments Natacha Océane Hey everyone! ? I feel like gut health has become a pretty sexy topic with lots of products claiming to promote it and lots of ideas on how to take care of it, so I wanted to know exactly what leading scientists can really say with confidence and what’s still a big question mark where all we have is theory ❤️ March 11, 2019 Reply nahtalya I love that you're using peer reviewed science to give advice on health topics! April 6, 2019 Reply mtgsk This is so cool because I was a tech that worked in research involving in a chronic fatigue research that involved gut flora. Gut microbiome is all the rage these days in so many research topics ? April 8, 2019 Reply Rachel Hough We also have to consider the biases of individual researchers and the science community at large, things like fat-phobia. I've read recently that weight is determined by more than just diet, that it can be genetic, environmental, etc. and that needs to be taken in account during research. Like when they were studying obesity in mice. It feels like to me we need to learn more about being overweight as well as gut health. Thanks for the video, you strive to keep it as real as your experience allows. April 11, 2019 Reply Olga Zuluaga You are so amazing!!?? April 13, 2019 Reply mary keel Gluten in Australia and Europe is actually much different than it is in America, one of my friends moms has celiac disease, therefore she can’t eat gluten because the gluten here is much more processed than in other places (back when the America’s were “discovered” the grains from Europe had to be altered to grow in the different climate). She went to Australia for a while and actually had absolutely no intolerance to the gluten there!! I’m not a professional, I just thought I’d share that connection and I would love to know more and see a video about this!! April 14, 2019 Reply Emma allyce Thank you so much for this!! I can see how much work you put into this video 🙂 April 17, 2019 Reply Eunice Tunggal crazily enough its actually a 10:1 ratio of bacteria in our microbiome to actual human cells (~100 trillion bacteria and ~10 trillion human)! Love your vids dude, thanks for being real and for looking at things from a scientific perspective April 17, 2019 Reply Espe Dixon Each and every fitness page that has also been science based has eventually gotten it wrong somewhere along the line in regards to dieting, lifting, fasting, cutting/bulking, body recomp, gut health, etc… You are the only one that has gotten it all right. (Stephanie Buttermore’s content is on point now thanks to Jeff Nippard, but her current physique along with her 10k calorie “challenges” really walk the line with a bingeing disorder.)You’ve shown how building muscle and strength go hand in hand, and how more muscle growth helps to burn more fat. I really commend you on your thoroughly researched videos and your EXCELLENT content. I know the young girls here in the US need to see more examples of women like you. Much love ❤️ April 19, 2019 Reply Ingrid D. Lagunes Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee !!!! Make a podcast!!!! April 20, 2019 Reply imaginarychicken I really appreciate that you approach these kinds of videos from where current scienctific standpoint instead of just summarizing superficial headlines. From my unversity experience I know it can be a lot of work to scour all the science journals, so thank you for doing that for us! April 21, 2019 Reply vikamiller1 You are the best youtuber !!! April 21, 2019 Reply Carlie Sorensen LOVE your science-based videos! Very informative and thought provoking. April 27, 2019 Reply Diana Duran I love you April 29, 2019 Reply Frosandavocados Something I didn't even know I needed ?❤️. May 7, 2019 Reply Abena Ansah Going off animal products helped me. While I was whole food plant based I felt great and no bloating but I slipped up recently due to moving and no time and been eating more processed foods and suffering with bloat again. Time to go whole foods! May 11, 2019 Reply Katrina Swaringen I really appreciate your well read and researched information on this topic. It is a breath of fresh air and it's important that accurate information is getting out there instead of just pretty fad diets that are pushed by attractive people. May 15, 2019 Reply Ece Doğan Probiotics work most of the time so far i have not heard of someone eating lactofermented vegetables or having kefir not imroving their gut health. For digestion i think they help a lot an in the long term i think it is really important. .but there are so many differencess too when it comes to different people for exp allergies can cause problems in the gut as well. May 24, 2019 Reply Kájinka Nojmíková Actually, grains cannot save you from the heart dissease, carbs are the pro-inflammatory and cause heart dissease. :O May 29, 2019 Reply Valentina Roffi Ghini Actually the Vegan Diet is the best for micriobioma! the good bacterias thrive on fibres! May 30, 2019 Reply Vanessa Schamer Check out Dr Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI (“Dr. B”) his credentials are flawless (graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals.) He appears on a bunch of podcasts where my main take away is that the diversity of plant foods is the greatest indicator of gut health. May 31, 2019 Reply lifeisgood070 So what probiotics are good? I use now foods. It's ok :/ June 7, 2019 Reply Marisol Diaz This was a great video. Very professional. What kind of health background do you have? June 7, 2019 Reply Faith Martin avoiding grains is a critical component of avoiding heart disease — lol eating them isn't better for your health June 10, 2019 Reply Amanda Beverley Great video, Natacha! I love your channel! You're so upbeat and so involved in your own health, it's really inspiring. June 10, 2019 Reply Dee H Thank you so much for this informative video. My gut health is terrible cos I’m chronically constipated and I rely on laxatives in order to have a bowel movement sadly! I’m sure this won’t help me get my abs defined right? I workout regularly but sadly lower abs are out of the question as I still have fat and it’s bloated all the time. June 10, 2019 Reply Kat Hart Obesity is caused by eating crap! June 11, 2019 Reply Carmela Aimee It sucks to hear, "We don't fully know yet." But it's so much better than ppl saying, "We know everything!" When we really don't. This was so helpful and informative. Thank you so much for sharing <3 Just subbed 🙂 June 14, 2019 Reply Dausa A This is so helpful ? IM constantly getting bloated and it makes me not even wanna eat and intend up going under my calorie intake goal. June 14, 2019 Reply Honey xoxo Hi?do you have a podcast? If not pls do one i would love to listen to yours June 16, 2019 Reply Alice Florence Hi! I recently tried probiotics from a different brand and had the most extreme bloating of my life, I'm still not back to normal after two weeks. Basically, I suspect that it was the inulin added (first ingredient) and after researching, was shocked to find that some people are COMPLETELY INTOLERANT to inulin! Do you know much about this? It's added to lots of food, including ones that I've always had bad reactions to, like coconut yoghurt. Would love to hear if you have information or an opinion. Thanks! June 16, 2019 Reply Jaycee Bowman This is so interesting! Thanks so much!! I can only imagine how much research you did/do for these information based videos! Thanks for sharing and helping spread KNOWLEDGE!!!! <3 June 18, 2019 Reply Hannah Rose when she said aspartame like "as-par-ta-may" i choked in American June 19, 2019 Reply Jen Lauren i looove this actually learning about the SCIENCE behind my crazy gut. I have IBS if anyone else does i can relate LOL June 19, 2019 Reply Oello? Thanks so much for this video love! ? June 19, 2019 Reply losa sakarosa and thats how u know that she has a biochem degree June 20, 2019 Reply Megan Perney Informative video. low FODMAP has been improving my ibs, now I'm scared I'm going to make it worse in the long run lol….. oy. June 20, 2019 Reply Lovina S I was on antibiotics for acne and now I’m sooo bloated and experiencing intestinal discomfort everyday ): wat do I do? I’ve been taking pro-biotics but I don’t know if it’s helping June 21, 2019 Reply Lynette Diaz Definitely read the plant paradox for clarification on how grains affect the microbiome and heart health. June 21, 2019 Reply Tammy Dallavalle I feel like a swollen tick almost every day….fasting doesn't even work June 21, 2019 Reply SuperWoman So basically, we really know nothing. Lol. June 21, 2019 Reply Sophie Girek COLONized...🙂 June 22, 2019 Reply Polina Braun I am relativly Skin Yang when i eat I bloat A LOT. It‘s like I‘m gaining 3 kg? June 22, 2019 Reply Camille Raneem Gosh I’m really glad I found your channel. Addicted to sport and also accessibly analytic? Talk about a big mood, I’m here for it! June 23, 2019 Reply Devan Zajac I appreciate that this video wasn't just "eat exactly this" and "don't do this" and it wasn't pushy towards one strict plan. I like how considerate and honest you are! Thank you for sharing 🙂 June 23, 2019 Reply Jazzy Le Grice Loved this! I read a book all about the gut, I think it's called '98% human' which I recommend to anyone interested in learning more about gut health 🙂 just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with your delivery of information and maturity in this video ? June 24, 2019 Reply Sam Elgore 4.4 pounds of bacteria in the large intestine seems a lot.. How did they figure that out? so what happens to all those bacteria after a bowel movement? how about after a colon prep for a colonoscopy? June 25, 2019 Reply truvy _ me drinking green tea "2kg of bacteria" Me: "shoot, I need to get rid of this gut." ?? June 25, 2019 Reply Isobelle McArtur Just want to say thank you for putting the facts out there! I'm a student studying dietetics and the amount of people online who make so many wrong claims about health is crazy without even looking at the evidence, it's so frustrating to watch. SO I AM LIVING FOR THIS June 30, 2019 Reply Amanda YES! Bring that scientific literary and logical thinking to youtube! July 6, 2019 Reply Sweetley Very interesting video, I learned a lot! Thanks! July 6, 2019 Reply wiki wow this is the most educational video i’ve watched all of. July 12, 2019 Reply Vxtra Never did weigh my poop itself, but judging the scale in the morning my usual poop goes anywhere from 500grams up to 1,7kgAnd i'm sure i've done better then that 😉 but my pita/pizza days are over July 15, 2019 Reply James Carey I have to follow low fodmap due to IBS, it’s that or constant pain and decreased social interaction. December was the month where I was crying in pain and was distanced in social situations due to what foods triggered my IBS and when foods I believed wouldn’t trigger IBS did trigger me and I had to stay in the restroom or hold my self in pain. So some of the diets actually are necessary for people. July 17, 2019 Reply Rianna Tyson Does being vegetarian/ vegan effect the microbiome in a negative way? July 17, 2019 Reply Fatma El Thank you so much for making this amazing video as a fitness lover in science student this is exactly what I was looking for July 18, 2019 Reply Chantelle Castro fantastic info honestly thank you for making this easily understandable and explaining so well!!! July 19, 2019 Reply Shelby Hilliard-Adams Can anyone shorten that for me and tell me what to do July 22, 2019 Reply CHELSEA HEDLUND BIKINI PRO Awesome video and very informative, thank you for talking about this highly relatable topic!! July 27, 2019 Reply Charlotte Rahbek Awesome video ?? July 29, 2019 Reply Ashmitha Rajendran Hi Natacha, I recently found there are negative impacts of probiotics. There is unpublished data showing that probiotics decreased gut microbiota diversity compared to healthy individuals. Additionally, the data shows that using probiotics is negatively associated with cancer therapy outcomes (if that means anything to this video). The probiotics used were the most popular ones sold from the local CVS. When the study is published, I can share it with you. https://www.parkerici.org/2018/11/08/could-probiotics-reduce-immunotherapys-chances-of-working-in-cancer-patients/ July 30, 2019 Reply L. J. Fiber is trouble for me August 1, 2019 Reply Emma West Here are the time stamps❤️ Digestion and bloating: 3:23Fat loss & obesity: 9:33Mental health: 12:34 August 4, 2019 Reply Melissa Suckow In regards of Digestion and Bloating what are your thoughts on Apple Cider Vinegar? August 8, 2019 Reply allyson kondorosi In north America lots of wheat is sprayed with glyphosate so that's why I think lots of people cant eat it. Its not the gluten it's the pesticides August 10, 2019 Reply sunglassclass I loved this video so much! I'm actually doing an independent study at my school researching the gut microbiome and this was very helpful! August 13, 2019 Reply Marusa Lubej Just to be clear, NOT EATING GLUTEN DOES NOT MAKE YOU MORE AT RISK OF HEART DISEASE!!! It also DOES NOT make you more prone to any other diseases!!! Not on its own! You gotta eat mindfully though, of course! Why would you scare people like that?! I actually am a celiac, I have been eating gluten-free for my entire life. Because I am a celiac I am also (to some extent) more prone to some other diseases (like lactose intolerance, allergies …), but that is NOT because I don't eat gluten! It's because of my genetics (and I promise you, the statistics really aren't all that bad).Also, just to be clear, if you throw out entire food groups for a long period of time you're of course hurting your health. The problem is that people don't really know what gluten is, where it is and where it isn't. So they basically stop eating ALL grains (and other stuff in some cases). That's the problem!Just to be clear, I'm not promoting a gluten-free diet, not at all. If gluten doesn't cause you any health problems, why do it? I'm just saying if you do it right (eat gluten-free oats, corn, rice, potatoes, buckwheat …), you're not putting yourself at any health risk what so ever. Just be smart about it.So … What were your sources? I'm really wondering here. August 14, 2019 Reply Danae Silva Thank you SO much for talking about ACTUAL research! August 14, 2019 Reply Justme23 But I don’t feel good when I eat gluten .. yet I don’t have celiac disease so I don’t know what to do. HELP I’m dealing with extreme fatigue and joint pain. I was low in vitamin D but not anymore and I still feel tired. August 14, 2019 Reply Maddie ? My gut health is such an L sdskhkjkss August 14, 2019 Reply Kyra Price Vit uh mins August 15, 2019 Reply Liza Nicole I have suffered from severe bloating for the last three months now!! And it makes my life sooo difficult. Especially because it tends to control my food intake. My main issue is that I have always naturally been underweight and have had a CRAZY fast metabolism. So people are constantly encouraging me to eat more. But this doesn’t help my extreme bloating that occurs when I eat vast amounts of food. However, when I eat small portions I also bloat. Which Is ironic considering I actually have quite a good relationship with food. However, my severe bloating is starting to take a toll on this relationship. I have tried testing different foods and seeing if they make me bloat. But so far I am almost certain it doesn’t have to do with what I am eating. This video is helping me understand why I might be suffering from this. Thanks for helping me ? August 15, 2019 Reply Mira Rex Went and swallowed some probiotics halfway through this video cuz science!!!!!!! (only take on full stomach tho ppl) August 16, 2019 Reply Sinead De jager I love your work. I love that you include science. Thank you! 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