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In case you missed it
On Monday, we looked at the causes and treatments of Hashimoto’s thyroid autoimmunity, which is the primary cause of hypothyroidism in most Westernized countries.
Wednesday’s podcast featured a lecture I gave at the 2014 Ancestral Health Society. I outlined how Westernized microbiotas differ from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and what science says about manipulating your microbiota.
Microbiota dysbiosis associated with colorectal cancer, but it’s the mucosal not fecal microbiota.
Systematic review with meta-analysis showing fecal transplant therapy safe for IBD, but the effectiveness varies.
Birth control caused a 1.5 times increased risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease according to a recent meta-analysis.
A liquid diet, aka Elemental Diet, was found to be as effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis as the drug prednisone. The power of the gut folks!
“Indeed, smoking has a significant influence on gut microbiota composition, increasing Bacteroides-Prevotella in individuals with Crohn’s Disease (CD) and healthy individuals.”
“Air-borne toxic particles can reach the colon from the lungs. The increased environmental pollution associated with industrialization could contribute to increases in IBD cases.”
Those with IBD have lower levels of methanogens (methane producing organisms).
Laugh a Little!
Autoimmune Paleo: Chicken Soup with Acorn Squash
Paleo Hacks: Creamy Paleo Coleslaw
PaleOMG: Fall Harvest Chopped Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
Autoimmune Paleo: Maple Cranberry Brussels Sprouts
Take the afternoon off or plan a weekend to go see a movie or a play with a friend.
Let thy food be thy medicine.
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