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  1. haidut

    Changes In Thiamine Levels May Be The First Sign Of Type I Diabetes

    The study is focusing on the fashionable topic of "microbiome analysis", which is most likely a fad that won't lead to any breakthrough cures. However, the important finding of the study is that changes of vitamin B1 (thiamine) levels are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Sudden drop in...
  2. haidut

    CFS Pathology Tied To Increased Blood Levels Of Endotoxin

    After more than a decade of denial that the "mysterious" condition CFS even exists as a physiological state, mainstream medicine may be warming up to the fact that it is not simply in patients' heads. This latest study found changes in patients' microbiome as well as elevatd levels of endotoxin...
  3. haidut

    "Natural" Gut Flora May Cause Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    I must have gotten over 500 emails over the last year angrily reproaching me for talking negatively on the Danny Roddy shows about the "beneficial" gut flora in humans. I even got a few angry phone calls from actual MD professionals saying that the "science" behind beneficial effects of the...
  4. H

    Abdominal Distention From Putting Salt On Food

    Hey everyone, I have a problem. Everytime i put amounts of sea salt ON my food i get some gut irritation and abdominal distention. I need a alot of salt for mood, libido, temperature etc. But i cook all my foods myself and only put the salt (saline salt/ sea salt) on top of the potatos, meat...
  5. Philomath

    Sterilizing The Gut With Antibiotics Reverses Obesity

    From a study in the Nature Today journal: University of Geneva researchers reported that animals without intestinal microbiota had better glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, less white fat and lower body mass. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) promotes a lean and healthy phenotype and improves...
  6. haidut

    Schizophrenia Also Linked To Gut Dysfunction

    The latest study to link yet another chronic condition to problems with the microbiome (gut bacteria). One thing that pointed researchers in this direction is the fact that the antibiotic minocycline (which Ray Peat frequently recommends for gut problems) greatly reduces symptoms of...
  7. haidut

    Gut Bacteria Found To Be A Causal Factor In Obesity

    The part I find interesting is that the study claims that improved nutrient uptake caused by certain bacterial strains is actually causing obesity. Ray seems to imply the exact opposite - i.e. we want nutrient uptake to be as high as possible so that by the time the digested food reaches the...
  8. Y

    Is Taking L-Glutamine For Leaky Gut Peat Friendly?

    I have some gut issues, im starting to think i got leaky gut and would like to try large amounts of L-Glutamine. I am going to be doing some tests with the doctor, but thats for SIBO. Leaky gut is hard to diagnose. So, just wondering if there is info on whether glutamine is bad? I know...
  9. haidut

    Parkinson Disease May Start In The Gut

    Very much in line with Peat's teachings that fixing gut health is the key to improving virtually all metabolic conditions mediated through endotoxin, NO, food toxins, etc. http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article ... rengthened http://link.springer.com/article/10.100 ... 014-1343-6
  10. haidut

    Autism linked to gut dysfunction

    If true, this will be very ironic as the medical establishment condemned HIV discoverer Luc Montagnier for his statements that autism is tied to gut dysfunction and can sometimes be successfully treated with antibiotics. In addition, the study provides some confirmation of Ray's writings that...
  11. haidut

    Vitamin B6 protects the gut from stress-induced damage

    Stress-induced ulcers are a common issue anywhere in the world where the environment is primed for instilling learned helplessness in people. It looks like vitamin B6 (again, the cheap pyridoxine hydrochloride salt) can help. Furthermore, it looks like B6 may have more general anti-stress action...
  12. haidut

    Delaying/blocking Tryptophan Absorption In Gut

    Ray hinted in some of his email correspondence that BCAA competes with tryptophan for uptake not only in the brain but in cells throughout the body. I have been searching for studies confirming that and it seems I found some. They are attached to this email. Long story short - for every unit...
  13. kiran

    Gut Issues From Calcium Carbonate

    I just realized that i've been drinking way too little milk and decided to add in a some calcium carbonate, 4-5 grams or so. I think its doing good things for me, but my gut can't seem to tolerate it very well. Anyone have any good ideas on how to ingest a lot of calcium? Dairy... i know, but...