My Podcast Interview About Resistant Starches and Grains

Here was part one of this interview with the Well Travelled New Zealander Jake Shuster. I’d hate for you to listen to part 2 without first hearing that part one.

Here’s part 2: Podcast #43: Tubers, The Wheat Question and Iron Hypotheses with Richard Nikoley.

If part one of our interview with owner Richard Nikoley was a primer on resistant starch and the modern microbiome, part two here is where we get really controversial. This celiac actually discusses whether or not it’s a good idea to eat wheat!

What can we learn about Islanders tuber consumption for gut health? How does microbiome in the air and supermarket impact wheat’s impact? Why is iron in everything?! Don’t miss Richard Nikoley’s controversial opinions here!

Do as you please.


Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 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


  1. king of the one eyed people on March 31, 2016 at 04:14

    Ah, that photo of you on Jake’s website – when was it taken? You look about 10 years younger. Well done if it’s a recent picture.

  2. steve on April 4, 2016 at 10:01

    regarding iron and gut health…any concerns with the 1.8 mg of iron from “ionic plant based minerals” that is found in primal defense ultra probiotic? I’ve always found it strange why they include that in the formulation?
    thanks and great podcast!

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