Our Gut Controls our Weight

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English: The gastrointestinal tract, also call...

English: The gastrointestinal tract, also called the digestive tract, alimentary canal, or gut, is the system of organs within multicellular animals that takes in food, digests it to extract energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microorganisms in our gastrointestinal tract can alter how nutrients are absorbed and effect weight.So it’s not just the food we put into our guts but the bacteria that comes with the foods and that lives in our guts that can cause weight problems. What we eat affects us in many ways!

Why do Smart Cells Produce such Dumb Creatures?

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picture of complex cells

picture of complex cells (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our cells started out as single cell organisms billions of years ago. They got smarter as they evolved into more complex organisms. They learned that grouping together helped their chances of survival. As they grouped into multi-cell creatures, they got more complex. They need to assign different tasks to different cells. Evolution continued creating bigger and more complex creatures up through humans. Our cells communicate with each other, some are blood cells, others muscle and still others skin cells. The complex task of keeping us alive is divided among many different types of cells. How could such smart cells create such dumb humans? We know smoking is cancers but we still smoke. We know eating healthy will make us healthy but we still eat junk. We know that living in peace is a better way of life for all but we still age war. We are not the simple sum of our parts.