Tag: microbiome

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…


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…


How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

Microbes are everywhere, on your phone, in your water bottle, on your hands before you wash them, on your hands after you wash them, and literally everywhere else on top of you too. Microbes are omnipresent at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it So, millions of years ago we made…


Microbiome We Are What They Eat

[Music] good bacteria those that live in symbiosis with us are nourished by fruits and veggies grains and beans whereas dysbiosis bad bacteria that may contribute to disease are fed by meat junk food and fast food seafood dairy and eggs typical Western diets can decimate our good gut flora we live with trillions of…


How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest,…


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…