Could Sauerkraut, Kimchi & Yogurt Actually Be Making You Fat Instead?

Recently, Probiotics have been heavily touted as the future for supplements & natural healing.

Experts like Dr Axe, Mayo Clinic, even Harvard endorse them for their health benefits.

This health trend is on the rise as scientists & researchers are finding more and more connections on just how big an impact your gut has on your immunity, resistance to diseases and even your weight!

In fact as of September 2017, NCCIH reported that 1.6% of US adults (3.9 million) are currently using Pro/Prebiotics on a regularly basis.

And while most of these strains of healthy bacteria have great health benefits…

Did you know that there are specific strains of Probiotics that can make you fat as well?

Increased Histamine Production In Certain Bacteria:

Some types of bacteria produce an increase in histamine, which can lead to increased inflammation (big contributor to higher fat buildup), along with other symptoms like skin irritation, hives, allergies, heartburn and acid reflux.

Alcohol Bread Increasing Histamine

Certain foods that contribute to high histamine production also include alcohol, breads and certain types of fruits (strawberries, pineapples, kiwis).

While histamines are a necessary part of the immune response (mast cells release histamines to combat foreign pathogens), too much of histamine production can lead to rapid, regular weight gain if gone unchecked.

Dr Oz talks about this in his segment about Hidden Food Allergies.

Avoid These 3 Strains Of Bacteria If You’re Overweight

Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Reuters, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.

Homemade yogurt or sour cream in a rustic bowl

These bacteria are predominantly found in ripening cheddar cheese, some types of yogurt, sauerkraut & other fermented foods. If you have histamine intolerance, you might also want to avoid these bacteria or risk getting hives and other allergic reactions, along with putting on a few extra pounds!

Does this mean we should toss out Probiotics containing the above bacteria?

Yes, if you’re overweight!

Scientists have even found that this specific strain of bacteria was a possible reason why many people can’t seem to lose weight even though they’ve been dieting and exercising consistently.

Click here to read more about the study


5 Natural Foods That Lower Histamines & Inflammation

1. Moringa Leaf

Moringa Leaves

Moringa Oleifera is a “superfood” that has been actively advertised as a anti-inflammatory herb. But what many don’t know is that Moringa leaf inhibits 72% of all histamines released in the body.1

2. Thyme


It’s not just amazing with mushrooms & chicken. Thyme has high Vitamin C and stabilizes mast cells that are responsible for releasing histamines.2



Cruciferous vegetables like watercress are extremely nutrient dense and inhibit 60% of all histamines released from mast cells. The Chinese regularly use this in their bone broth soups and soups.3

4. Onions


An important prebiotic, onions inhibit histamine release and stabilise mast cells. Boil, lightly sautée or steam them for maximum benefits.4

5. Chamomile


Popular as a non-alcoholic night cap, Chamomile is frequently consumed as a tea. A study has also showed that chamomile helps inhibit histamine release from mast cells.5

These 5 foods will be great for fighting inflammation and lowering histamine levels especially if you’re currently heavier than you’d like to be.

What Types Of Probiotics Should You Be Taking Instead If You Want To Lose Weight?

While types of bacteria that increase your histamine levels exist, there are also specific strains that fight fat as well.

In a recent study by a fermented milk company, Japanese scientists have isolated one of these bacteria strains that have shown promising signs of eliminating belly (subcutaneous) fat and visceral fat over a period of 30 days or more.

They’ve even found that this specific strain of bacteria was a possible reason why many people can’t seem to lose weight even though they’ve been dieting and exercising consistently.

Click here to read the study…

1. Mehta, Anita, and Babita Agrawal. “Investigation into the mechanism of action of Moringa oleifera for its anti-asthmatic activity.” Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 8.1 (2008): 24-31.
2. Watanabe, Jun, Hiroshi Shinmoto, and Tojiro Tsushida. “Coumarin and flavone derivatives from estragon and thyme as inhibitors of chemical mediator release from RBL-2H3 cells.” Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 69.1 (2005): 1-6.
3. Goda, Hoshino K, Akiyama H, Ishikawa T, Abe Y, Nakamura T, Otsuka H, Takeda Y, Tanimura A, Toyoda M, “Constituents in watercress: inhibitors of histamine release from RBL-2H3 cells induced by antigen stimulation”, Biol Pharm Bull. 1999 Dec;22(12):1319-26.
4. P. Kaiser, M.S. Youssouf, S.A. Tasduq, S. Singh, S.C. Sharma, G.D. Singh, V.K. Gupta, B.D. Gupta, and R.K. Johri, Anti-Allergic Effects of Herbal Product from Allium Cep-a (Bulb), Journal of Medicinal Food. April 2009, 12(2): 374-382.
5. Chandrashekhar, V. M., et al. “Anti-allergic activity of German chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) in mast cell mediated allergy model.” Journal of ethnopharmacology 137.1 (2011): 336-340.

Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Provitalize have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Two human clinical trials suggest that ingestion of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 can lead to a reduction in weight or body fat, copies of which may be found in this study  and this study. It is recommended that users follow a strict diet and exercise regimen to achieve weight loss results.


One Comment

  1. Karen April 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Some of what you said is true! I have never seen a fat Korean! They eat kimchi 3 times a day!
    Ad long as they are eating a Korean diet and not American crap@

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