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Guts ‘n GOS, Op. 142

Part 1.  Guts Nice review article about the great diversity of carbohydrate-modified diets used in the treatment of gastroin-testiness. Short-chain carbohydrates and functional gastrointestinal disorders (Shepherd, Lomer, and Gibson 2013) this handy table: the full version (click to enlarge, print, … Continue reading

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Cyclical ketogenic diet and carb refeeds

Potential conclusion (pending full texts): “if you’re gonna keto, no need to carb” I think these three abstracts are all referring to the same studies.  I haven’t seen the full texts.  My takes are in italics, after each abstract. Exhibit … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on the ‘biome

If you’re healthy, no major complaints, then you probably won’t benefit from tweaking your ‘biome.  Ymmv.  But if you’re gonna do it anyway, here are some tips (mostly my opinions).    

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New low carb protein bars

Warning: this post isn’t #Paleo Certified™.   It’s more about convenience, choosing the lesser evil. Quest Nutrition led the charge in low carb, high protein, fibre-rich bars.  “Fibre-rich” is really the key in allowing a bona fide “low carb” bar … Continue reading

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Paleo Plants and Carnivory

From what I gather, it’s been difficult to pinpoint the role of plants in the diet of our ancestors for a variety of reasons.  For example, evidence of plants on cooking tools and dental remains is suggestive but doesn’t disprove the … Continue reading

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New study: high intensity exercise on a low carb diet.

Switch an athlete from their standard carbohydrate-rich diet to a low carb ketogenic one and suddenly performance tanks.  It is known.  Give them a few weeks to adapt, however, and it recovers.  This much was established for mainly endurance-related performance parameters by … Continue reading

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Animal fibre

Fruits and veggies, fermented or otherwise, aren’t the only source of prebiotics in your diet.  Eat a whole sardine and some of the ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage will surely escape digestion to reach the distal intestine where they will … Continue reading

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Fermented meat & probiotics

From Slate: “Sausage made with bacteria from baby poop isn’t as gross as it sounds.”  and my favorite: “Pooperoni? Baby-poop bacteria help make healthy sausages.” Much ado about: Nutritionally enhanced fermented sausages as a vehicle for potential probiotic lactobacilli delivery … Continue reading

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Gut microbiome & short-chain fatty acids: resistant starch vs. prebiotics

Bifidobacteria undoubtedly like resistant starch (RS).  They bind and hold on tight, an effect mediated by cell surface proteins.  Big thanks to Tim Steele for passing along many of the studies cited here.  One of said studies showed that treatment … Continue reading

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On resistant starch and blood glucose control

For overall health and well-being, fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir are great.  Especially when following a low carbohydrate diet which is generally low in the types of foods which feed the gut microbiome. For those with gastrointestinal problems, the … Continue reading

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