Friday, February 20, 2015

OK...Let's Do It! Potato Diet 2015

I see a couple of folks clicked the "Potato Diet" tab up top and started playing around with it. I've been putting this post off for a while, wanting to get some gut testing info back from AmGut first, but what the heck?  Let's just do it!  Who needs to lose a couple pounds?  I put on 5 pounds this Winter and want it GONE!  So, next week, Monday through Friday, I'll be eating nothing but potatoes.  Anyone want to join in?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Whale Falls

Every once in a while, a whale dies way out in the ocean and falls to the bottom where nothing supposedly lives...and something miraculous happens. A pile of garden scraps and fish heads has a similar effect, and what happens inside our intestines is no less amazing.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

American Gut Project Data Mining Tutorial

Sorry, non-geeky types...most boring blog post ever!  I'm putting this up as a resource for anyone who wants to try it out.  If you do, and have any short-cuts, please post in the comments and I'll amend later.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Let's Talk about Kefir!

Hey, everybody - Giselle from Your Kefir Source wanted to drop by and talk about kefir. She has a great website with everything you could ever want to know about kefir. I played around with water kefir last summer and even made some really good cream soda with it, but alas, my kefir grains finally died. After reading Giselle's website today, it made me want to try again.

Friday, January 30, 2015

In Search of...the Perfect Gut Bug!

Thanks to the Human Genome Project, uBiome, and American Gut we now can see exactly what bacteria call our guts 'home.' A quick Google search will tell us precisely what each microbe does for us and a visit to Amazon will let us purchase the best probiotics available!  But is this the whole story?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hot Shit!

I'm just reading an article from the May 2014 journal Cell Death and Differentiation, titled "Gut microbiome and anticancer immune response: really hot Sh*t!." (hattip Gemma, who also helped me write this!)

I read lots and lots of scientific papers, too many, in fact.  But this one has really captured my attention.  It kind of cuts through a lot of the BS and narrows into what is really important when it comes to gut health.

Friday, January 16, 2015

uBiome 2-for-1 until Feb 1st!

$89 for a kit and get a second kit free.  If anyone is wanting to do any before-after's or test two people, here is a great chance!

Go here to purchase a kit.

This is not an affiliate link.  Just passing this on.  I'm always happy to help folks read their results, too.