Weight Loss and the Microbiome Connection with Kiran Krishnan

The gut microbiome is one of the most powerful regions of the human body. A lot of research is coming out about the importance of the bacteria in the body, and Kiran Krishnan is one of the researchers leading the way for all of us.

The microbiome is made of around 1500 different strains of bacteria that all work together to keep the body healthy. Of the 1500 strains, we only understand around 10% of their total functionality.

With more research coming out every single day, soon we will be able to understand how each strain of bacteria impacts the body.

Can the Microbiome Cause Health Issues and Weight Gain

Research is showing that an imbalance of bacteria in the gut can cause a lot of health issues that we see on the rise today. With an increase in antibiotic use and exposure to pesticide-rich foods (which you can learn more about here), the microbiome is under more assault then it ever has been.

The use of antibiotics has been shown to increase weight in cattle. In fact, many cattle farms use antibiotics not only to reduce chances of disease, but also to make the cattle increase weight faster. This has also been shown to happen in humans, and with an imbalanced microbiome, weight gain can also occur.

But have no fear, the microbiome is very resilient and with the proper care, it can bounce back. In this episode, Kiran Krishnan’s discussion will cover:

  • How does the microbiome impact the overall functions of the body
  • What the microbiome is like in different regions of the body, such as the genitals
  • Why are Bacillus Endospores important for the recovery of the good bacteria in the gut
  • Do fermented foods actually provide probiotics


Kiran Krishnan Research Microbiologist for Microbiome Labs

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 16 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Mr. Krishnan earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology at the University of Iowa; his undergraduate education was followed up with post graduate research in Molecular Biology and Virology. He left University research to take a position as the U.S. Business Development and Product Development lead for Amano Enzyme, USA. Amano is one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes used in the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries in North America. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted over a dozen human clinical trials in human nutrition. Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development, research and marketing company in the U.S. Dietary Supplement and Medical Food markets. Most recently, Kiran is acting as the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s Exclusive, LLC. and Microbiome Labs. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He conducts the popular monthly Microbiome Series Webinars through the Rebel Health Tribe Group practitioner training program, he has been invited as an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker in several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in 3 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.