Resistant Starch & Gut Biome: A Family Science Project

One of the known limitations in posting Tim's American Gut Project results a while back was the fact that there was no "before" picture. While his results are pretty dramatic and way statistically suggestive of a large benefit conferred via his supplementation of resistant starch, it would still be nice to have a before & after comparison.

So now we have a chance to see that done. Allen Folz has created an indiegogo fund drive to do just that with four study subjects—two adults and two kids.

I will purchase two "Microbes for Four" swab kits from the American Biome Project.

At the start of the project four members of our family, two adults and two children, will provide a stool swab.

Over the course of a 6 week study period I will maintain a food journal for each participant and provide a daily diet supplement of resistant starch in the form of Bob's Red Mill Unmodified Potato Starch. Each participant will follow a unique supplementation regimen:

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I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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