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by Mr. PC
Wed 08 Mar 2017 13:11
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol

Oops, I meant to add this,

"Prebiotics Modulate the Effects of Antibiotics on Gut Microbial Diversity and Functioning in Vitro"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488797/

My understanding is that in this test the prebiotics helps prevent the antibiotics from unbalancing gut microbes, yes?
by Mr. PC
Wed 08 Mar 2017 13:09
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol

In your gut there are over 400 different species of bacteria. They need to be in balance. Normally, they are kept in balance by your defense system, and by the diet that you eat. If specific bacteria become too strong, we go for the nuclear option: anti-biotics. Antiobiotics are like chemotherapy, ...
by Mr. PC
Mon 06 Mar 2017 14:38
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol

Huh, why not? Its actually the other way around: if your gut defense is already very strong, the bacteria hardly have any effect, other than keeping your defense up to par. If however, your defense is less strong, fighting bacteria will definitely make your defense stronger. Similarly to working ou...
by Mr. PC
Sun 05 Mar 2017 10:11
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: inulin, polydextrose, erythritol
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

inulin, polydextrose, erythritol

Sorry to make another fiber thread, although it's not really a 'fiber' thread. Whereas water-soluble fibers tend to slow the movement of food, insoluble fibers tend to accelerate it. Currently, they also label some poly-sugars as fibers, while they are actually not fibrous. (eg inulin (fructans) and...
by Mr. PC
Wed 06 Jan 2016 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do bloodwork results mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 2752

Re: What do bloodwork results mean?

Ok, so I found this site, https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/further-topics/i-tested-my-vitamin-d-level-what-do-my-results-mean/ Which says I'm deficient in D3 according to these results (even though I'm already supplementing). It seems instead of taking 1 pill of 1000iu per day, I should take 3 or 4 (...
by Mr. PC
Tue 05 Jan 2016 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do bloodwork results mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 2752

What do bloodwork results mean?

Hi. So I had blood-work done (sorry, it's in Turkish, but I think most medical terms sound the same in every language. If there's something that doesn't make sense [isn't an English cognate], I can put it into google translate). The doc said everything is good, but I see most of my 'scores' fall ver...
by Mr. PC
Tue 08 Dec 2015 13:47
Forum: General health issues
Topic: vitamin supplements may shorten lifespan
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

Re: vitamin supplements may shorten lifespan

I'm not seeing anything about doses; I can understand that unnaturally high doses would shorten lifespan, but how could taking moderate doses (half the RDA for each nutrient, and less for calcium) reduce people's life spans? Ann Walker pointed out they used some terminally ill patients in the study,...
by Mr. PC
Tue 08 Dec 2015 13:39
Forum: General health issues
Topic: Seborrheic dermatitis
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Re: Seborrheic dermatitis

I've been washing daily, and it's helped (and I notice when I don't wash, it worsens). Washing with Tea Tree oil also helps. I tried Vaseline years ago, and it worked amazingly at first, but then after some time stopped working. What I've noticed is almost anything I try works at first, and then lat...
by Mr. PC
Sun 22 Nov 2015 19:32
Forum: General health issues
Topic: Internet addiction.
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: Internet addiction.

Ok, so rather than focusing on the harm from games, I should be focusing on developing the skills which games don't (empathy, inhibition). "Someone who is raised multilingual, will have brain expansion in the areas involved in learning languages, and someone raised by musicians will have better evol...
by Mr. PC
Sun 22 Nov 2015 12:56
Forum: General health issues
Topic: Internet addiction.
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: Internet addiction.

RRM. Could you elaborate? How significantly do our brains adapt/develop in response to different activities? If you could read the links, that would be fantastic. I don't know why I have such a phobia of screens (I spend most of my time in front of a screen). If I could either be certain about this,...
by Mr. PC
Wed 11 Nov 2015 18:03
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: Resistant starch
Replies: 18
Views: 8576

Re: Resistant starch

Hmmm. I don't want to go too off-topic, but I've been reading a lot about eczema/psoriasis and autoimmune disorders in general being caused from a floral imbalance, and many people reporting that taking heavy doses of probiotics works well. Are you saying that probiotics are not so useful? There's a...
by Mr. PC
Wed 11 Nov 2015 17:56
Forum: General health issues
Topic: Internet addiction.
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Internet addiction.

So here are some studies connecting internet addiction to physical brain damage http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057831 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0020708 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0030253 N...
by Mr. PC
Sat 24 Oct 2015 17:47
Forum: Specific nutrients / food constituents
Topic: Resistant starch
Replies: 18
Views: 8576

Re: Resistant starch

Raw potatoes have some toxin in them; I think cooked are healthier. Does that mean eating potatoes is good for your gut? I don't think starch is destroyed by heat, right? I've read that FOS can help the 'good bacterias' up to a certain dosage, after which some bad bacteria take advantage of it. Mayb...
by Mr. PC
Thu 15 Oct 2015 16:19
Forum: General health issues
Topic: Seborrheic dermatitis
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Re: Seborrheic dermatitis

Here's a study showing that probiotics reduce dandruff; they mention the specific strains used, but I wonder if the specific strain really matters. I haven't found anything that compares 1 strain to another in terms of dandruff or Seb Derm. http://www.edermatologynews.com/specialty-focus/hair-nail-d...
by Mr. PC
Thu 15 Oct 2015 16:07
Forum: Nuts (and seeds)
Topic: How 'bad' is it to use shelled nuts?
Replies: 25
Views: 12684

Re: How 'bad' is it to use shelled nuts?

Hi,

Reading through this, I haven't seen the original question answered. Is it *very* unhealthy to eat heat-shelled nuts? Comparable to Fried Beef, a Big Mac, etc.? Or is it closer to boiled carrots (which I would say are not so 'bad').