I got a phone call today from a producer at Channel 7 regarding a new study conducted by the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. The new study claimed that integrating probiotics during pregnancy and postpartum can help to reduce weight gain during pregnancy and help to loose belly weight postpartum.
I did an interview with Dr. Jay Adlersberg on this topic and the piece aired tonight at 5:50pm. I think probiotics are great because they have the ability to put our gut bacteria into balance,and have immune boosting qualities- killing off any harmful bacteria, restoring harmony in the body. When we eat foods that balance our gut ecology, we are likely to make healthier food choices, hence keeping the weight down. Since sugar and starchy foods- (which contribute to weight gain) feed on "bad bacteria" they proliferate in an environment that is out of balance.
For those who didn't get a chance to check out my segment- here it is below.