Knowing the bacterias that live in our intestines through a stool analysis is of a great importance to help us achieve a healthy weight. In order to have a weight that we are comfortable with we must have a great bacterial diversity and some groups of bacteria must be found in greater quantity than others.

This will help us to control better our appetite and not to generate inflammations since the study of the microbiome (bacteria study)  not only helps to be slender, but also improves digestive systems, gases, urine infections, recurrent candidiasis, autoimmune and metabolic diseases, inflammatory and rheumatic processes, inflammatory bowel diseases,  hormonal and emotional problems, etc. 

Why do many women suffer from chronic Candidiasis and what does it have to do with bacteria?

Candida is a fungus that feeds on sugars, alcohol and some diary products, so if our nutrition  is not correct, the fungus grows continuously and the drugs do not treat the root of the problem, but put a “patch” on it which has a limited solution, And instead of fixing the cause, it leads to a major problem, distracting our healthy intestinal flora.

At the Instituto Pérez de la Romana we create a personalized nutrition plan for the patient to deal with this problem, by means of feeding the “good”  bacteria which help us to fight against fungi and parasites. Also we create a favourable intestinal environment so that the problem does not recur.

I’m eating very little and still not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?

This situation is related to a problem in our intestinal microbiome. To be slender and not encourage the growth of bacteria that make us gain fat or fall ill easily, we must feed the bacteria that help us to have an adequate weight and be healthy.

For example, the resistant starch that contain potatoes, sweet potatoes and other foods that usually fatten when they are recently cooked, on the contrary help us to lose weight if we cool them 24 hours in the fridge, because in this case they activate the “right” bacteria. This and many other healthy tips are provided to our patients on a case-by-case basis.



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