1. Twohandsondeck

    A gut repair equation - Amino acids > polyphenols > fiber

    Credit to Joel Greene. His brief Q&A on the Ben Greenfield podcast found here: Crohn's Disease & Carnivore, Raw Beans, Lectin Myths, & More. The basic explanation I gathered was: Protein (namely glutamine and glycine) and niacin are responsible for repairing the upper/small intestine. This...
  2. L

    Constipation worsened by insoluble fiber - solutions?

    For me, Ray Peat's recommended foods with insoluble fiber like carrot salad and white button mushrooms cause a blockage near the sigmoid colon, preventing complete defecation, causing the area to balloon with gas. However, not eating enough of these foods eventually lead to headaches and bad...
  3. L

    Colon Inflammation Size

    Anyone know how to reduce size of colon with nutrients. After operation years ago for peritonitis. My Colon seems big in my tummy. Making it not so flat looking if I make sense
  4. Asya_D

    Ulcerative Colitis - Support During The Remission?

    Hello! I'm so excited to find this forum, and Georgi, thank you so much for all your amazing work. I would like to share a little story about my husband and ask your recommendation. My husband is an ex-marine, workaholic, studied at GAtech and worked 2 jobs and kept drinking coffee on empty...
  5. haidut

    Serotonin (due To Bacteria) Is The Master Regulator Of Metabolism, Insulin Sensitivity, And Weig

    Over the last year I posted a number of studies demonstrating strong link between serotonin and chronic conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and even diabetes. Augmented capacity for peripheral serotonin release in human obesity...
  6. haidut

    All Gut Bacteria Dangerous, Its Endotoxin Drives Liver Cancer; Antibiotics Cure

    As Peat has written many times, there is truly no such thing as “beneficial” gut bacteria as long as they are capable of producing endotoxin (LPS). And since most bacterial species known to colonize the gut can produce LPS when exposed to undigested food or mechanical stimulation (stretching or...
  7. haidut

    Vitamin D Beneficial In Advanced GI Cancers

    The study shows that a daily dose of 4,000 IU – 8,000 IU vitamin D reduces cancer progression by up to 36%. The study had 2 phases, the first one used 4,000 IU vitamin D daily and the second one used 8,000 IU daily. Both phases reported robust benefit, and also noted something Peat has been...
  8. haidut

    Sterilizing The Gut Restores Insulin Sensitivity By Reducing Fatty Acid Oxidation

    I am posting this study just as an example of how important the role of endotoxin is in insulin resistance and diabetes. Similarly to the human study with aspirin, sterilizing the gut with antibiotics did not reduce the weight in the obese subjects (in this case mice). So, obesity may be a less...
  9. haidut

    Gut Bacteria May Cause ALL Autoimmune Conditions; Antibiotics Can Cure

    Ray has spoken/written at length about the importance of gut bacteria and the endotoxin they produce in virtually all chronic conditions. I posted a number of recent studies confirming the role of endotoxin (and iron) in a number of very serious conditions for which modern medicine claims there...
  10. haidut

    Colon Aging / Cancer? Due To Low NAD / High Serotonin; Niacinamide Reverses Both

    Peat has said many times that the impaired bowel regularity that occurs in aging, hypothyroidism and various pathologies is due to high NO and serotonin. He also said that while serotonin inhibits motility in the colon it increases it in the small intestine. Most doctors do not agree with that...
  11. haidut

    High-dose Vitamin C Or Niacinamide May Treat Advanced Colon Cancer

    I posted a few studies recently on vitamin C and niacinamide as potential cancer treatments. Linus Pauling May Have Been Vindicated - Vitamin C May Treat Cancer Inhibiting Lipolysis May Treat / Cure Cancer This new study corroborates these initial findings. Unfortunately, the study is worded in...
  12. haidut

    Stress At Work Increases Risk For Certain Cancers

    I suspect work stress increases risk for all cancers but that would be too political of a study to conduct. For now, we can say that it at least increase risk for GI and bladder cancers. ScienceDirect "...Employment in at least one stressful job was associated with increased odds of cancers of...
  13. haidut

    Regular Aspirin Intake Lowers Prostate And Colon Cancer Risks

    Another study among the countless that show aspirin can prevent cancer. Since this was presented during conference proceedings in Florence I can't find the study or info on doses. Maybe @Such_Saturation can help?? Five years of regular aspirin intake lowered prostate cancer risk by 60%+ and...
  14. haidut

    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Positively Modulates The Microbiome

    I posted a few studies recently showing that riboflavin has an anti-endotoxin effect and protects from colonic inflammation. Apparently, in addition to its direct effects on the TLR4 receptor, riboflavin is capable of actually changing the microbiome composition when used as a supplement. It...
  15. dfspcc20

    Purpose Of Colon (inc. Appendix)

    From the Peat point of view, what is the purpose of the colon (large intestine)? Just to remove water and whatever nutrients the small intestine missed? The conventional view also lists one of its functions is to produce certain nutrients (namely vitamin K and some B vitamins), via...
  16. haidut

    Caffeine protects the gastric mucosa from NSAIDs and alcohol

    The alcohol case is clear and it is well known that it damages the mucosa. The drug used to induce damage was ibuprofen, but I don't see why the results and conclusions would not translate to aspirin as well, thus making an even stronger case for combining aspirin with caffeine. Effective human...