Hello Paleo People:
Like many people who end up in the Paleo realm, my gut is dysbiotic. My mom has terrible microbiota and passed that along to me, followed by my given antibiotics starting at 3 months old and lasting through 8 years old on a regular cycle. So my gut is less than thrilled.
I came across this last night: http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/
For $99 you can swab your feces, skin, or mouth and they give some sort of read out back.
As someone trying to cultivate a loving relationship with my microbiotic self, is this worth doing?
asked byKelleil (1207)
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on July 02, 2013
at 07:52 PM
I just sent my test kit in--they say results could take 6 months! I love this project, amazing that it is available to the public.
If you don't want to spend the money, I will tell you how to ensure you have the best guts possible:
Eat lots of foods that contain inulin and resistant starch. Put this food list on your fridge and eat lots of them every day, in order from most to least: 1. Green bananas 2. Cold potatoes 3. Beans 4. Raw onions 5. Raw leeks 6. Garlic 7. Try to eat a minimum of 10 different raw veggies a day. 30 is better!
Read here to see why I have made these recommendations:
on July 02, 2013
at 08:07 PM
Wow, this sounds awesome. Bookmarked for when I have a spare $100 bucks to ship my poop in for science.
I had my family's DNA scanned with 23andme and have been really digging that. (Although, I wish I had the full DNA sequences rather than SNP's.) It's cool when you read a study online about some genotype and you can dig right into your raw code and pull out some relevant data.
Love this stuff.
on June 13, 2013
at 08:37 PM
I think its totally worth it, you may find out what strains are you missing and then use specific supplemental strains...pls let us know how it turns out! "a loving relationship with my microbiotic self" - good one;-)