A recent UCLA study reveals “Age-related diseases can be delayed by keeping gut bacteria in balance”.
Immediately following the research article is the Truth by Diane Kress. Feel free to skip ahead to the Truth…It will set you free….
presented by Stonehearth News: The UCLA study:
Why do some people remain healthy into their 80s and beyond, while others age faster and suffer serious diseases decades earlier? New research led by UCLA life scientists may produce a new way to answer that question — and an approach that could help delay declines in health.
Specifically, the study suggests that analyzing intestinal bacteria could be a promising way to predict health outcomes as we age.
The researchers discovered changes within intestinal microbes that precede and predict the death of fruit flies. The findings were published in the open-source journal Cell Reports.
“Age-onset decline is very tightly linked to changes within the community of gut microbes,” said David Walker, a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology, and senior author of the research. “With age, the number of bacterial cells increase substantially and the composition of bacterial groups changes.”
The study used fruit flies in part because although their typical life span is just eight weeks, some live to the age equivalent of humans’ 80s and 90s, while others age and die much younger. In addition, scientists have identified all of the fruit fly’s genes and know how to switch individual ones on and off.
In a previous study, the UCLA researchers discovered that five or six days before flies died, their intestinal tracts became more permeable and started leaking.
In the latest research, which analyzed more than 10,000 female flies, the scientists found that they were able to detect bacterial changes in the intestine before the leaking began. As part of the study, some fruit flies were given antibiotics that significantly reduce bacterial levels in the intestine; the study found that the antibiotics prevented the age-related increase in bacteria levels and improved intestinal function during aging.
The biologists also showed that reducing bacterial levels in old flies can significantly prolong their life span.
“When we prevented the changes in the intestinal microbiota that were linked to the flies’ imminent death by feeding them antibiotics, we dramatically extended their lives and improved their health,” Walker said. (Microbiota are the bacteria and other microorganisms that are abundant in humans, other mammals, fruit flies and many other animals.)
Flies with leaky intestines that were given antibiotics lived an average of 20 days after the leaking began — a substantial part of the animal’s life span. On average, flies with leaky intestines that did not receive antibiotics died within a week.
The intestine acts as a barrier to protect our organs and tissue from environmental damage.
“The health of the intestine — in particular the maintenance of the barrier protecting the rest of the body from the contents of the gut — is very important and might break down with aging,” said Rebecca Clark, the study’s lead author. Clark was a UCLA postdoctoral scholar when the research was conducted and is now a lecturer at England’s Durham University.
The biologists collaborated with William Ja, an assistant professor at Florida’s Scripps Research Institute, and Ryuichi Yamada, a postdoctoral research associate in Ja’s laboratory, to produce an additional group of flies that were completely germ-free, with no intestinal microbes. Those flies showed a very dramatic delay in intestinal damage, and they lived for about 80 days, approximately one-and-a-half times as long as the animal’s typical life span.
Scientists have recently begun to connect a wide variety of diseases, including diabetes and Parkinson’s, among many others, to changes in the microbiota, but they do not yet know exactly what healthy microbiota look like.
“One of the big questions in the biology of aging relates to the large variation in how we age and how long we live,” said Walker, who added that scientific interest in intestinal microbes has exploded in the last five years.
When a fruit fly’s intestine begins to leak, its immune response increases substantially and chronically throughout its body. Chronic immune activation is linked with age-related diseases in people as well, Walker said.
Walker said that the study could lead to realistic ways for scientists to intervene in the aging process and delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases of aging — although such progress could take many years, he said.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (grants R01AG037514, R01AG049157 and R01AG040288) and the UCLA Institute of Genomics and Proteomics.
The TRUTH about delaying or preventing age-related medical conditions by Diane Kress, RD CDE
It is real shame that this research time, money, and effort studying how bacteria in the gut possibly influences the aging process and age- related medical conditions… when the real answer for EVERYDAY PEOPLE (not scientists) to intervene in the aging process and delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, as well as metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides), obesity and overweight has to do with normalizing the fat gain hormone; insulin. (No gut involved!)
I often wonder why researchers continually skirt the true issue at hand. Insulin imbalance and insulin resistance hastens the aging process and is the “missing link” for over 25 medical conditions; yet it is not at the top of research dealing with a multitude of health issues that ultimately contribute to a life tied to a multitude of medical and pharmaceutical interventions.
Worse yet, there is no mention that specific lifestyle changes and NOT more medications would markedly decrease or prevent medical conditions related to aging, overweight, obesity.
These 25+ medical conditions (most occurring in aging adults) ARE related to insulin imbalance and insulin resistance. If you or someone you love has any (or many) of these conditions, they can quickly impact their health and wellness with one simple program. They will begin to look and feel better within 10 short days of starting the changes and their lab work and blood pressure will show significant improvements after just eight weeks.
The following 25 medical conditions or diseases have a common denominator: Insulin imbalance and insulin resistance!
Visceral fat (abdominal fat that builds around the stomach and between organs)
NAFLD (non-alcohol related fatty liver disease)
Low Vitamin D levels
High Fasting insulin (8 or over)
Type 2 diabetes
Cancer (breast, colon, skin, uterine, ovaries, prostate)
Pancreatitis (non -alcohol related)
Could it be that these specific lifestyle changes will quickly reduce the need for doctor visits, specialist visits, and trillions of dollars in pharmaceuticals that merely Band-Aid medical conditions? I sincerely hope that is not the case, but I strongly suggest it is. The #1 thriving industry in the US is the pharmaceutical and medical industry. Coffers are filled when we become and remain unhealthy.
No medication is required to start enhancing weight loss, regaining health, improving energy level, and looking and feeling years younger….and therein may lie the problem. Within eight weeks of living this lifestyle, medication needs will most likely be decreased or eliminated and continued lab work will improve and in many cases, return to normal.
The program can be found in Diane Kress’ The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle. The books can be ordered through Amazon.com or any online bookstore or brick and mortar shop. www.themetabolismmiracle.com.
I wish everyone who reads this article the very best. It is extremely hard for me to sit back knowing that the answer is available right now…instead of this hooey from the UCLA study:
“Walker said that the study could lead to realistic ways for scientists to intervene in the aging process and delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases of aging — although such progress could take many years, he said”.
“Kress says there is a proven, state- of –the- science, medically sound lifestyle program that will immediately intervene in the aging process and delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases of aging — and you can begin today with The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE.
To our health,
Diane Kress, RD CDE