Tag: butyrate

Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces


Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance

“Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance” Resistant starch wasn’t discovered until 1982. Before that we thought all starch could be digested by the digestive enzymes in our small intestine. Subsequent studies confirmed that there are indeed starches that resist digestion and end up in our large intestine where they can then feed…


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber

“Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber” Studies like this, in which Harvard researchers found the consumption of whole fruits such as blueberries, grapes, and apples was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater fruit juice consumption was associated with a higher risk, highlight the dramatic difference between eating whole fruits…