Resistant Starch: American Gut Project Real Results And Comparison (Very Big News)

To catch up, perhaps a dozen or more posts, thousands of comments from hundreds of people around the world self experimenting. No, you do not have to "wait for the 'science,'" because self experimentation is science. And it's arguably the best because since it's self, that means it applies to you and only you. You get to do this and see for yourself. OK, today, a rather sizable and meaty post . It's a guest…Read More

Real Woman Update

Yea, yea, I know. It’s Fox News, and that automatiacally means that A does not equal A. Perhaps someone can arrange for this to be shown on CNN or MSNBC…or better yet: NPR; so that it will magically be correct and falsehoods will gain dispensation as facts. Judge Jeanine Takes Obama to the Woodshed in...…Read More

Chris Kresser and Jeff Leach on Gut Health

Chis and I have known each other for a while. He first contacted me way back when he was just making his Internet presence known, thinking I might be interested in a series on GERD he was doing. Being a lifelong sufferer myself, I checked it out, judged it reasonable, and promoted his series on the blog. Since that time, I've seen his series referenced around and about more times that I can count. If…Read More

Do You Have Real Guts? Will You Do What it Takes?

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated. As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets. Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks for his. But we wondered: Are there other foods that promote a healthy…Read More

Whole Health Source on Beans, Lentils and the Paleo Diet

Stephan Guyenet has up an excellent post on the idea that beans, lentils—hell, legumes in general—ought not be part of our diet. He's right. The notion we shouldn't consume these foods, traditionally prepared, based on some notion that they were not part of ancient diets is, well, dumb (that's me saying that). Two reasons: They are widely consumed by lots of primitive, H-G type folks. Who fucking cares anyway? The substantial nutrition and fermentable probiotic…Read More

Thinking, Emoting, Reacting and Dreaming With Your Gut Biome

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds Mayer thinks the bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we're growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we're adults. "It opens up a completely new way of looking at brain function and health and disease," he says. So Mayer is working on just that, doing MRI scans to look at the brains of thousands of volunteers and…Read More

US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11

Story. Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations. As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques,...…Read More

If Two Dildos Could Talk To One Another

“I feel like such a tool.” “Yea, so? Embrace your nature.” “I know. Yea. But it’s just so…so…toolish, y’know? No respect. no real appreciation. I mean, there’s these times—y’know—when it’s all ooooh, ah. Ah, oh oow…yes, ahhhhh…ah…ah…Ah…AH…AAAAHHHH!!! And then I get tossed in this dark place with a slam. Just when the party’s getting started,...…Read More

Frenchman and MovNat Founder Erwan Le Corre Gives Some Americans a Needed Moral Lesson in Being Prudish Little Crybaby Children

I don’t do NSFW (not safe for work) warnings. If you don’t work around other adults, get a real job or start your own company. Here’s Erwan’s Facebook post from the other day, copied here and posted with his permission (along with a few edits). ~~~   Yesterday my wife Jessika posted this graphic on...…Read More

Death By Government: “Democide”

Encompassing Many Years of Research by R.J. Rummel All of the following figures DO NOT include combatant war deaths. Genocide: among other things, the killing of people by a government because of their indelible group membership (race, ethnicity, religion, language). Politicide: the murder of any person or people by a government because of their politics...…Read More