Low carb, high protein diets are all the rage today, especially with 40-60 year old adults in the United States. The jury is out regarding the long-term efficacy of these diets for maintaining weight loss however in a study published in the University of Nevada news center found that “extreme diets are becoming very popular however we do not know the long-term effects on human health and specifically on the health of the human gut flora”. Recent studies suggest that because antibiotics kill bacterial species indiscriminately, the medications decimate populations of organisms that compete for amino acids, leaving C Diff free to propagate. So what to do? There is no solid answer that is 100% effective however eating a well-balanced diet, exercising and avoiding extremes should assist in maintaining a healthy life! The study can be accessed at the link below!