What Is Your Gut Telling You?

New medical Start Ups from Israel

By Israel Today Staff |
DIET PLAN A hi-tech way to health Photo: DayTwo

Ever get confused by the never-ending claims about the best foods to eat, what not to eat, and how to stay healthy and lose weight? Thanks to a new Israeli start-up, anybody can know exactly what and what not to eat based on a personalized nutrition guide gleaned from the microbes in their stomach.

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Called DayTwo, the new technology is using research by the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot which found that every person responds in their own unique way to different foods. Eating an apple might greatly increase the blood sugar level for one person, while eating a banana would not. For others, the same two fruits could have the exact opposite effect.

All of this information can be found in a sample of your bowel movement.

“Once the registration process is completed, we send you an easy-to-use stool sample kit,” says the instructions manual. “The kit includes a small tube, toilet accessory and scoop. The stool sample will tell us all we need to know about your gut micro biome.”

The laboratory tests are then processed through the DayTwo patented algorithm and a tailor-made nutritional profile with a list of “good” and “bad” foods is updated onto the user’s smart phone app. In addition to balancing the sugar levels in your body and contributing to a healthier lifestyle, the individualized diet app also promises to reduce weight gain, hypertension, fatty liver, and heart disease.

The company was founded in 2015 by Lihi Segal and Yuval Ofek and has already attracted several million-dollar investments. The new technology has countless healthcare implications in the field of dieting and is attracting a lot attention in the medical profession worldwide.

Some people, though, would just like to discover that ice cream is “good” for them!

 

 

Mobile Medical Innovations

MEDICA is the world’s largest live competition for the best mobile medical solution for use in the daily routine of a doctor or in the hospital. This year, of the 15 start-up companies that made it to the final, nine were from Israel. Each start-up had three minutes to present its technology to a panel of judges. First prize went to UpRight, an application that eases back pain for people who sit for long periods of time. The device is attached to the person’s back and sends a signal to vibrate their mobile phone whenever they slump into bad posture.

Biop Medical took second place with an innovative technology that diagnoses cervical cancer, one of the most common forms of malignancy in women. The system provides patients with an immediate near-certain diagnosis, eliminating the anxiety associated with prolonged waiting time. Third prize was awarded to the Israeli company TytoCare, a home diagnosis system designed to replicate a visit to the doctor’s office. With the TytoCare platform, a doctor, without leaving his office, can accurately diagnose a patient at home using remote devices such as a high resolution video camera, a no-touch infrared thermometer, remote stethoscope, otoscope and blood pressure cuff.

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