Tag: gut flora

Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins?


Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces


Eating More to Weigh Less

“Eating More to Weigh Less” What happens if you have people add fruit to their regular diet? Three apples or three pears a day as snacks between meals on top of whatever else they were eating. Fruit is low in calories, but not zero, so if you add food to people’s diets, even healthy foods…


Safest source of B12

“Safest Source of B12” What’s the best way to get vitamin B12? Well, B12 is not made by plants; not made by animals either. It’s made by certain bacteria, some of which line the guts of animals, of which people eat and drink. But that’s not the best source, because of the baggage that comes…


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…


Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO

“Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO” Metabolomics is a term used to describe the measurement of multiple metabolites in biological specimens like bodily fluids with the goal of identifying molecular signatures. For example, if you compared the metabolic profile of those with severe heart disease to those with clean arteries maybe we could come…


How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

[Music] we are walking communities comprised not only about Homo sapiens hosts but also of trillions of symbiotic commensal microorganisms within the gut and on every other surface of our bodies there are more bacterial cells in our gut than there are human cells in our entire body in fact only about 10% of the…


The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…


Gut Microbiome – Strike It Rich With Whole Grains

“Gut Microbiome — Strike It Rich With Whole Grains” Yes, we live in a so-called obesogenic environment, cheap junk food everywhere, thanks in part to subsidies going to the “food industrial complex,” which manufactures obesogenic foods that foster addiction. The root causes may make obesity difficult to escape, but, look, a lot of people do….


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…