What is BiomeMD® ?   

    

BiomeMD® 

BiomeMD® is a gut-healing program designed for those who struggle with lifestyle-related symptoms such as gut issues, weight gain, fatigue,  mood swings, brain fog or insomnia. It is now known that these symptoms are associated with inflammation in various organs throughout the body.  Research shows that the gut microbiota is responsible for regulating the immune system. When the balance of gut microbiota is disrupted, immune function becomes disordered, resulting in low level chronic inflammation that damages the body.  Inflammation is both the cause and consequence of accelerated ageing a connection that has been termed inflammageing.

Altered gut microbiota is also associated with nutrient deficiencies, impaired mitochondrial and metabolic function, sugar dysregulation, hormonal disruptions and alterations in neurotransmitter synthesis.  At the foundation of all of these pathologies is low-level inflammation. 

Inflammation is exacerbated by carrying excess weight because fat is a primary storage site of immune cells.  Therefore a higher body fat percentage is associated with higher levels of inflammatory markers in the bloodstream.  For this reason, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight and avoid fluctuations.  Unfortunately, while weight loss is the most common reason why people turn to diet plans, most will fail to achieve their goals.  The reason for this is that the body must be healthy before it can effectively release stored fat, and it must be balanced in order to maintain a new lower weight long-term.

Therefore achieving optimal health is a complex process that requires a long-term multifactorial  approach.  

BiomeMD® aims to improve microbial diversity, reduce inflammation and systematically support the physiological processes responsible for health, longevity and effortless weight management.

Symptoms of an unhealthy gut

Disruptions in the gut microbiota (also known as dysbiosis) or gut wall (aka leaky gut) can cause a range of symptoms, some of which appear entirely unrelated to the gut.  Research shows that the gut microbiota influences every system in the body, which is why abnormalities in the gut can present with a wide range of symptoms such as:

  •     Bloating, indigestion, abdominal cramps

  •     Fatigue

  •     Headaches

  •     Fluid retention

  •     Sensitivity to carbohydrates

  •     Insomnia

  •     Mood swings

  •     Cravings

  •     Memory loss or brain fog

  •     Joint pain or stiffness

  •     Hair loss

  •     Weight gain

  •     Resistance to weight loss

And many more

Five Key Factors

The BiomeMD® protocol focuses on restoring the gut microbiota and managing the key physiological factors that influence health, longevity and weight management. These factors include:

  • Gut health

  • Immune function.

  • Nutrient status

  • Metabolic and mitochondrial function.

  • Detoxification pathways.

  • Appetite-regulating hormones

  • Neurotransmitter production

  • Brain health. 

More information on the science behind BiomeMD®.

Nutrients for managing the key factors

BiomeMD® comes with three nutrient formulations that are added to a smoothie once a day.  These formulations include nutrients that have been shown to support the above physiological processes.  The formulas contain nutrients in pure form, without the addition of any excipients.  Many nutrient formulas contain excipients, such as sweeteners, bulking agents or fillers, that may improve taste and stability but can contribute to  dysbiosis, leaky gut and inflammation thereby negating the benefits of the nutrients.   

The BiomeMD® protocol combines specific dietary techniques alongside three nutrient formulations to address the above factors in two stages.

Stage 1 is two weeks in duration and focuses on restoring gut health, improving gut microbial composition and reducing inflammation. 

Stage 2 is four weeks in duration and focuses on replenishing nutrients, improving mitochondrial function and detoxification reactions and balancing appetite-regulating hormones and neurotransmitters.

Program Inclusions

The program includes:

  1. The BiomeMD® Manual.  This manual contains:

  • A comprehensive guide providing essential information about the five key factors involved in health, longevity and weight management.

  • Meal plans that detail macronutrient serving sizes and meal timing for Stage 1 and Stage 2 

  • Advice on how to follow the protocol without losing weight (for those who are wanting to maintain their current weight).

  • An Allowed Food list and Forbidden Food list.

  • Information on specific foods that help support a healthy microbiome.

  • A detailed maintenance plan that includes tips on how to work out your ideal carbohydrate intake and identify food intolerances.

  • Guidelines on how to use intermittent fasting for health or continued weight loss on completion of the protocol.

  • Lifestyle recommendations on sleep, exercise, sun exposure and stress-reduction.

  • A Shopping List

  • 12-minute Exercise Plan that combines cardiovascular and resistance exercises.

  • 10-minute Interval Training Plan. 

  • Tasty and healthy recipes for all meals and snacks.

  • Individualised modifications for those with specific gut, inflammatory/immune, hormonal, metabolic or neurological conditions.

  2. Supplements:

  • The Bowel Formula, a gut-healing formulation  that is commenced in Stage 1.  It contains a blend of prebiotics, amino acids and antioxidants that have been shown to improve the diversity of the gut microbiota, restore the integrity of the gut wall and reduce inflammation. This helps prepare the body for Stage 2.

  • The Nutrient Formula, a nutrient formulation that is added in Stage 2.  It contains a range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to support mitochondrial function and detoxification in the gut and liver as well as balance appetite-regulating hormones and assist with the production of neurotransmitters. 

  • The Detox Formula, a formulation that is commenced in Stage 2.  It contains a range of vitamins, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients to assist with the reducing inflammation and oxidative stress and assisting the elimination of toxins from the body.  It also contains specific nutrients that have been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain (termed neuroinflammation) and improve brain function.

  • Enbiotic, a capsule containing probiotics and digestive enzymes commenced in Stage 2 to further assist with improving gut health.

 

The Bowel, Nutrient and Detox formulas are vegan and do not contain any excipients, toxins or molecules that could potentially cause inflammation such as fillers, gluten, sugar, sweeteners, additives, colours, dairy or lactose.

3.  Access to a members-only Facebook group where you can find additional tips and videos to help guide you through each stage of the program and well into maintenance, extra recipes and support from others who are participating in the program

Expected Results

Those who follow the weight-loss version are expected to lose between four to eight kilos during the 6-week program. In this time, the body will undergo  changes to enable either continued weight loss or long-term maintenance of a new weight on completion of the protocol.

As BiomeMD® aims to restore physiological stability, participants are also expected to experience some or all of the following:

  • Improved digestion and reduced bloating 

  • Reduced fluid retention

  • Resolution of cravings 

  • A stable appetite

  • Increased energy levels

  • Mood stability

  • Restful sleep

  • Stronger immune function with fewer infections and improved healing

  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety or depression

  • Improvements in memory and concentration

  • Improvement in the tone and texture of your skin

  • An increased sense of well-being

  • Development of long-term healthy habits

Health, longevity and optimal weight management require a long-term commitment. As we age our bodies and hormones change, and so do our dietary and exercise needs. Adapting your diet and lifestyle according to your needs is essential for long-term success.

The BiomeMD® protocol incorporates dietary techniques and nutrient recommendations that have been shown to restore balance to the body. It will also provide you with information that will help you identify and adapt to your body’s changing needs.  

If you would like to participate in the BiomeMD® protocol, please complete the Patient Heart Questionnaire below and email it to office@bioaesthetics.com.au

Questionnaire

The doctor will assess your suitability for participation according to the information you provide, and a consultant will be in touch to discuss the results.

 Pricing

The BiomeMD® 6-week program is  $695.00 and includes everything listed under “Program Inclusions”. The nutrient formulations can be ordered in bulk-supply on completion of the protocol.

 

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Various aspects of the BiomeMD® protocol and nutrient formulations are protected under the patent-pending application.