Monthly Archives: October 2013

Probiotics vs Oatmeal: How to Increase Good Gut Bacteria

This morning I came across an article about “good gut bacteria” in the daily mail which I think is an important topic and I get asked about it frequently. The headline read: Forget those trendy probiotic drinks – just eat more porridge! We’re always being told to increase the ‘friendly bacteria’ in our gut, but this leading doctor recommends a much simpler alternative instead.

First, a health warning: anyone eating breakfast should skip to the sports section.
In January of this year a group of doctors in Amsterdam published a study using ‘friendly bacteria’ in the most extreme way possible. They were treating a group of patients with an infection caused by a bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C.diff) – which grows when your normal bowel bacteria are wiped out by antibiotics. It can cause severe diarrhoea and even death.

Ironically the treatment of C.diff infections is usually another strong course of antibiotics, but instead the Dutch group used the ultimate probiotic: a faecal transplantation.
doc eating oats

The power of porridge: Dr Christoffer van Tulleken ate oats every day for six weeks to assess the impact on his gut bacteria.

To read more about this interesting article written by a UK doctor where they call oatmeal… porridge darling! Click here Probiotics

VIDEO: Why We Overeat: The Toxic Food Environment and Obesity

This is a great video explaining why we overeat and the obesity epidemic presented by Harvard School of Public Health. It features a great panel of speakers:

Walter Willett
Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, and Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
David Kessler
Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco; and Author, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Dariush Mozaffarian
Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Michael Rich
Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital

Hyperinsulinemic Diseases of Civilization: More than The Metabolic Syndrome

Presented by the American Nutrition Association, Dr. Loren Cordain and The Paleo Diet this was a great webinar which I think if you get some time please listen. I had a chance to listen to the “live” session it was really informative. The strange sounds in the recording are from people dialing in. If you are interested in learning more about the Paleo Diet this webinar will answer some of your questions.

Health Interactive

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For more information go here Health Interactive

The Paleo Diet Free Webinar

For all of you that are interested in learning more about The Paleo Diet here is your chance to learn more! October 9, 2013 – 7pm USA Central Time Hyperinsulinemic Diseases of Civilization: More than the Metabolic Syndrome.

Dr. Loren Cordain is a professor of exercise physiology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and is a renowned expert in the area of Paleolithic nutrition. On October 9, 2013, join him via webinar as he explains how chronic high blood sugar stimulates insulin response, eventually reducing insulin’s effectiveness and creating negative health effects in addition to better known diabetic and prediabetic factors. Hear how nutrition can play a very curative role. Dr. Cordain will answer your questions after his presentation.

Watch the three part series on Dr. Oz The Paleo Diet

For more information click here The Paleo Diet

 

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