Can’t stick to that diet? Blame your gut bacteria

Editorial: Which came first, the chicken or egg?  In case you don’t know, it was the chicken. The article below sheds some light on our addictions/ bad habits with food and beverages especially. Our ‘individual’ and poor choices create little monsters in tummy (and whole intestinal tract). What kind and how many have you created? Even drinking (any) liquid with meals creates more monsters (which live on undigested, putrefying food particles).

Your willpower may not be entirely to blame for your eating habits — your gut bacteria may be responsible, too.  The gut microbiome, the collection of all the microbes in our digestive tracts, may influence our food choices and behavior, suggests a new study that recently appeared in the journal BioEssays.  Different bacteria have different nutritional needs based on the niches they’ve come to occupy in our guts, say researchers from University of California San Francisco, Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico.