by David Hite PhD
As a diabetes educator, I’m constantly searching for new ways to encourage my patients to make healthy changes to their diet. But it was a surprise to even me that a recent class topic involved a discussion on bugs. Specifically, gut bugs. It was prompted by an article in Newsweek magazine suggesting that weight gain could be influenced by the type of bacteria found in our bodies. It appears that if we are what we eat, then the bacteria that populate our intestines are also what they eat, and we may inadvertently be feeding the wrong ones.