April 2013

More on microbes, inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and obesity

I have a piece on the microbiome in metabolic syndrome and obesity in Mother Jones. A few things bear mentioning. First off, the takeaway of this piece is not to go out and drink OJ with your bacon cheeseburger and fries. It’s to avoid refined food generally, and steer toward real food, like oranges, other fruits, veggies and whole grains. They feed your beneficial bacteria. Second, I noticed one comment on Twi
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Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss?

A few years before Super Size Me hit theaters in 2004, Dr. Paresh Dandona, a diabetes specialist in Buffalo, New York, set out to measure the body’s response to McDonald’s—specifically breakfast. Over several mornings, he fed nine normal-weight volunteers an egg sandwich with cheese and ham, a sausage muffin sandwich, and two hash brown patties. Dandona is a professor at the State University of New York-B
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Chris Kresser

Conversation with Chris Kresser, a “paleo” nutritionist, and very gracious host.
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