Digestive Health & Your Weight Loss

By: Sosan Hua, RD, CDE, TLS Director of Training


In recent years, more and more studies have shown that our gut health plays a huge role in affecting many facets of our health.  Our diet, exercise, sleep, and stress levels all affect our gut health.  We always say the road to health is paved with good intestines.  Your body contains trillions of bacteria, and most of these bacteria are in your intestines.

It influences how different food is digested and it affects your hormones to let you know when you are full or hungry.  The bacteria in your gut help you digest food and enable you to absorb important nutrients.  It’s no surprise that the gut plays a role in affecting your weight whether you are looking to gain healthy weight or lose those stubborn fats or weight.  Did you know your gut bacteria play an important role in inflammation?  A study has shown that people who are overweight had lower gut bacteria diversity and higher levels of C-protein 1. Furthermore, we know that high levels of C-reactive protein impedes access of leptin (hormones that let us know we are full) to the brain2 so hence we don’t get the full signal to stop eating when we should.  Therefore, improving our gut health or maintaining good gut health is so vital to weight management.  Here are some helpful tips to increase the diversity of your gut microbiomes and support your digestive health:

  1. Follow any TLS menu plan. In TLS, we always emphasize eating a low glycemic impact diet rich in wholesome food (vegetables and fruits). Why? They are rich in dietary fiber that is good for gut bacteria. In addition, they are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
  2. Add fermented foods to your TLS plan. Foods such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi contain beneficial probiotics to support a healthy gut microbiome.
  3. Consider adding probiotics. Probiotics 10 and NutriClean Probiotics provide extra support for your gut. Each provides beneficial bacteria to promote healthy digestion, while Probiotics 10 also helps support weight loss efforts. *
  4. Digesting and absorbing nutrients. This is essential to ensure your body is equipped with adequate nutrition for good health.  Taking Isotonix Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics can provide enzymes and good bacteria to promote digestion and absorption. *
  5. Limit foods that don’t serve you. Foods that are high in refined carbohydrates, sugar, unhealthy processed oils, and fats in addition to conventional dairy reduce inflammation as well as affecting your gut microbiome.
  6. Drink plenty of water (at least 8 cups) daily. Add citrus if you find it hard to get adequate amounts of water.
  7. Move your body. Make physical activity part of your daily routine.
  8. Kick start it. If you really want to kick start your gut health and weight loss journey, we always suggest starting with our TLS Detox Menu Plan, combined with the NutriClean 7-day Cleansing System. Continue your healthy gut journey with tips 1-7 to help maintain good health and support your weight loss progress. *



*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

1.Nature. 2013 Aug 29;500(7464):541-6.doi: 10.1038/nature12506. Richness of human gut microbiome correlated with metabolic markers.


  1. Li J and et. Biochemical Journal. May 2016, volume 473, issue 9. Human C-creative protein impedes entry of leptin into the CNS and attenuates its physiological actions in the CNS.