Tag: short-chain fatty acids

Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?


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…


Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?

“Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?” We are all fatheads. About a half of the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega 3 fat, DHA, in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that maybe DHA was protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain…