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USEFUL MICROBIOME LINKS

Good microbiome research demands thorough review of the science and literature.  

A Medical Revolution: New DNA Techniques Reveal How Gut Bacteria Could Change Everything, Patricia Carter (my article, pages 34-36) published in CAM Magazine, November, 2014.  Summarizes Dr. Rob Knight’s October, 2014 presentation on the latest in microbiome research and includes the 11 factors found from the American Gut data that optimizes the gut microbiome


The below references are what I’ve found to be useful microbiome links for education and are what I often research.

JOURNALS and ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Academy of Microbiology|FAQ: HUMAN MICROBIOME, JANUARY 2014
  • “The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health: Workshop Summary”  book (Institute of Medicine (US) Food Forum. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013) details much about the human newborn’s gut microbiome
  • The Gut Microbiota Worldwatch is the leading international online information centre publishing the latest research and developments in the field of gut microbiota and health,  raising awareness about its importance for overall health and quality of life.  It is edited by the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM); the section meets once a year for the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (next edition to take place in Barcelona, on March 14-15, 2015).
  • ESNM: Gut Microbiota for Health is an independent, autonomous and participative platform that allows experts from all over the world to exchange information about the current status of research on the gut microbiota, including its effects on digestive and immune systems.
  • The American Microbiome Institute, Inc.,  CHANGING HUMAN HEALTH THROUGH MICROBIOME RESEARCH, ADVOCACY, AND EDUCATION.  An incredible resource with a stacked key microbiome Scientific Advisory Board:

Martin Blaser, MD New York University School of Medicine. Professor of Microbiology, former Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Human Microbiome Program.


Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PhD

New York University School of Medicine. Associate Professor, Department of Medicine.


Curtis Huttenhower, PhD

Harvard School of Public Health. Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.


Rob Knight, PhD     Updated to provide this new bio and website link for the American Gut Project.

 


Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD

Director at the Jean Mayer USDA – Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Professor of Nutrition and Immunology, Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy, and Sackler Graduate School at Tufts University.


Jacques Ravel, PhD

University of Maryland School of Medicine. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Director for Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences.


Owen White, PhD

University of Maryland School of Medicine. Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the Bioinformatics Department at the Institute for Genome Sciences.

RESEARCH and DATA SOURCING
EXCELLENT EXPERT PODCASTS, RESEARCH PAPERS, BOOKS, and OTHER MAJOR WORKS:
PODCASTS and POWER-POINTS
PODCASTS and POWER-POINTS

 

Gut Bacteria on a Paleo Diet w/ Drs Justin & Erica Sonnenburg Youtube  and High Intensity Health Show notes.

Dr. Rob Knight:  Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books) Hardcover – April 7, 2015 follow-up TED book for the Ted-talk How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are, 2014.   Ted Books are long enough to explore a powerful idea but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off.

Microbirth is a new 60 minute documentary investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth.  13 key researchers, that list reads like a who’s who, participate.  As this Press Release explains, latest research is starting to indicate modern birth practices could be interfering with critical biological processes.   From the changes that occur in the human pregnant vaginal microbiome to that microbiome which actually inoculates the baby, be it via C-section or vagina birth, these  events are now showing to have associated consequences for the health of the child and  such could have life-long consequences making our children more susceptible to disease later in life:

Recent population studies have shown babies born by Caesarean Section have approximately:
  • 20% increased risk of developing asthma,
  • 20% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes,
  • 20% increased risk of obesity,
  • slightly smaller increases with gastro-intestinal conditions like Crohn’s disease or coeliac disease, and
  • These conditions are all linked to the immune system.

 

“1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism.” Little Rock, Arkansas, June 2014  World class presnters include: Dr. Richard Frye, Dr. Jim Adams, Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, Dr. William Parker, Dr. Carl Cerneglia, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. Derrick MacFabe, Dr. Susan Swedo, and Dr. Tore Midtvedt

Would you try to vaginally “seed” your baby’s microbiome after a C-section.  Dr Rob Knight did in 2011 and Jonathan Eisen probably would if he could do a do over.  Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes.  Drs. Knight and Gilbert response to BMJ cautioning against vaginal seeding. On “vaginal seeding” and the challenge of evidence-based parenting.

Microbiome Digest – Bik’s Picks: This is a daily digest of scientific microbiome papers, by Elisabeth Bik, laboratory of David Relman, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine– Twitter: @MicrobiomDigest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MicrobiomeDigest

Staying Healthy May Mean Learning To Love Our Microbiomes – NPR – July 2013 (audio)

Gut Microbiota – BBC Radio 4 Frontiers (audio)

The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome – NPR video

Our Microbiome—Identifying the Worlds Within – Science Bulletins video

The Stability of the Human Microbiome – with David Relman video

“The Human Microbiome: A True Story about You and Trillions of Your Closest (Microscopic) Friends,” Lita M. Proctor

“Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?” Dr. Peter Attia, MD TED talk as well as:

Effects of Dietary Composition During Weight Loss Maintenance: A Controlled Feeding Study.  Dr. David Ludwig clears up carbohydrate confusion.  Dr. Ludwig JAMA article,  Lowering the Bar on the Low-Fat Diet, Nov 2016.  Dr. David Ludwig clears up carbohydrate confusion, Dec., 2016.

“Microbiome Changes Fr Diet & Enviro Affecting Health; Alm,” Dr. Eric Alm, PhD, MIT YouTube as well as

    • “Alm Lab,” Website, “News” and “Publications” page. The Alm lab develops complementary computational and experimental methods for studying microbial evolution.

Using Supercomputers and Data Science to Reveal your Inner Microbiome – Larry Smarr, May 2016

How Nutrition Can Shape Gut Microbiota – Alessio Fasano (March 2016)

Dr. Fasano On New Gut & Autoimmune Research, Autism, & Clearing Up The Gluten Confusion With His New Book 

Cross Talk Between Gut & Brain – A Fasano, MD video presentation before Austism Research Institute, ARI

Celiac Disease Foundation Annual Conference 2012: Dr. Guandalini, MD

RHR: Pioneering Researcher Alessio Fasano M.D. on Gluten, Autoimmunity & Leaky Gut – Chris Kresser interviews Dr. Alessio Fasano, audio with transcript

“Beating the Bloat: the FODMAP diet & IBS” 2013 Central Clinical School public lecture, Dr. Gibson, Monash University

Flora intestinal- causa de todas as doenças, Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride podcast before Westin A. Price Foundation Conference.

Nutrition in GI Disorders – Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD | UCLA Digestive Disease, YouTube

Vitamin K: New Evidence for Cancer, Heart Health, and Bone Health,” Dr. Ron Hunninghake, M.D., podcast.

Episode 200 – Guest Dr. Perlmutter on Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD|Robb Wolf, Sept 2013, audio.  Alzheimer’s and Diet. Also read Atlantic article: This Is Your Brain on Gluten The idea that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD has now reached millions of people. It is the basis of a number-one bestseller written by a respected physician. What is it worth?  “This Is Your Brain on Gluten,” The Atlantic, James Hamblin, DEC 2013

Parkinson’s.  Dr. Mazmanian discusses and summarizes his Parkinson’s lab work at Podcast: Gut Bacteria and Parkinson’s Connection on the groundbreaking study, Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease, Dec 2016, see PDF is here.   As well, listen to the webinar, Gut (Bacteria) Check on Parkinson’s: Role of the Microbiome, which explains tons about the microbiome impact for Parkinson’s.  The discussion on diet impact for Parkinson’s microbiome (beginning at time 30:00) fails to address all of the latest recommendations for microbiome support.  Another good Dr. Mazmanian discussion can be heard at: Caltech Researchers Link Parkinson’s Disease to Gut Bacteria. 

Unconventional But Effective Therapy for Alzheimer’s Treatment: Dr. Mary T. Newport at TEDxUSF.

Eric Westman’s interview Low Carb, Health & the Microbiome:

Eric Westman MD – Low Carb, Health & the Microbiome

Eric Westman’s UAB Ketogenic Diet Seminar.  Lowering carbohydrate intake lowers blood glucose, thus lowering insulin levels. MANY CHRONIC DISEASES RESOLVE. Cancer is also discussed. Carbs are lowered by eliminating grains and certain high vegetable starches for PALEO, PRIMAL, SCD, and GAPS BUT THEY ARE NOT EXCESSIVELY LOW CARB ATKIN TYPE DIETS since vegetable and fruit carbs are NOT limited.

787: Guest Host Sam Feltham With Dr. Aseem Malhotra On Toxic Sugar And Healthy Fat.  Dr. Aseem Malhotra, MD discusses the paradigm shift happening with saturated fat, the dangers of “added” sugar on health, the failure of the obesity initiatives that have been proposed by mainstream health experts, & why his “Action On Sugar” coalition is needed to educate the public. Dr Malhotra authored the sensational British Medical Journal article 10/13 “Saturated Fat Is Not The Major Issue” that pulled the rug out from under the low-fat nutritional lie we’ve been fed for the past three decades.  Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s sensational October 2013 British Medical Journal column.  Action On Sugar website coalition having 19 global expert advisors.

“The Greatest American Lies – The Oiling of America and Heart Disease,” by Sally Fallon:

Nutrition Tips for IBD, Gerard E. Mullin MD Johns Hopkins Hospital and Liz Lipski PhD, CCN, CHN Maryland University Integrative Health, March 26, 2013. Nutrition PowerPoint covering diet for microbiome support, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, and much more.

CCFA “Food For Thoughtslide presentation.  There is a lot of diet information in this latest presentation.  CCFA organization focus is IBD, a disease where micronutrient density and absorption is critical as this disease inhibits such.


 

RESEARCH PAPERS
RESEARCH PAPERS

Jonathan Eisen’s “Tree of Life” blog roll of papers: “Whole issues of Genome Biology/Genome Medicine on “Genomics of Infectious Disease.”  Great papers for microbiome readers; best part:  all open access!

Celiac Disease and Its Association with Other Autoimmune Disorders Beyond the Gut by Aristo Vojdani, PhD.   Townsend Letter.  All Autoimmune Disorders should be tested for celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Patients with either of these conditions have 30 times higher chance of having coincident other autoimmune conditions. Early detection WHIILE STILL IN A SILENT MODE can help millions to reverse the course of autoimmune reactivity. Autoimmunity phases are: silent, reactivity, and finally autoimmune tissue damage and pathology. 53 million Americans suffer from some form of 80 autoimmune conditions, and at least 40 more disorders are suspected of having an autoimmune basis, including Type2 Diabetes.

“What No One Is Saying About Zonulin — Is Celiac About More Than Genes and Gluten?” by Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Research article.

 The straight dope on cholesterol: read Part 1 to end of Dr. Peter Attia’s threads.  Doesn’t get any more detailed and explicit then these posts.  Take your time reading the paradigm shift… it is meaty in places.

Dr Malhotra authored the sensational British Medical Journal article 10/13/14 “Saturated Fat Is Not The Major Issue” that pulled the rug out from under the low-fat nutritional lie we’ve been fed for the past three decades.  Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s sensational October 2013 British Medical Journal column.  Action On Sugar website coalition having 19 global expert advisors.

“Organic food: meta-analysed,” Questioning Answers, July   2014.   Questioning Answers thinks the finding shouldn’t be ignored appreciating still large gaps of knowledge exist: Organic had increased antioxidants and lower pesticides & cadmium heavy metal. Organic: Phenolic acids, flavanones & flavonols: 19% ,69%, 50% higher compared to conventional. Counterarg also presented.

“Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome,” Nature, Dec 2013. research article.

“Some of My Best Friends Are Germs,” Michael Pollan, May, 2013  NYTimes article

Microbes: The Trillions of Creatures Governing Your Health – Richard Conniff, Smithsonian Magazine – May 2013

Microbiome: Your Body Houses 10x More Bacteria Than Cells – in Discover Magazine

Our bodies, our data – Emily Singer – Quanta Magazine interview with David Relman

FAQ: The human microbiome – ASM Academy article

Germs Are Usby Michael Specter, The New Yorker article

Gut Reactionsby Claudia Wallis, Scientific American article

“Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition: A United States–Wide, 18-Month Study,” PLOS ONE, Dec 2013.   Organic Milk (regulations mandate 120 pasture days) has SIGNIFICANTLY better Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio @ 2.28:1 ( just about perfect) compared to conventional milk. The Standard Amer Diet is skewed too much & is heavy on the inflammatory Omega-6 @10:1 ratio typically. What the cows eat (corn is corn regardless if organic, but pasturing green grass and forage based feeds if pasture is not available) made the difference. My Speculation: longer pasture even better product?

My fav blogger on autism: ScanBrit gluten and casein free in autism needs more evaluation, Nutr Neurosci. 2013 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] Data mining the ScanBrit study of a gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders: Behavioural and psychometric measures of dietary response, “Data mining the ScanBrit study of a gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders: behavioural and psychometric measures of dietary response,” Nov 2013

Necessary Thyroid Micronutrients, Gluten-Free Society, website.


 

The Labs

There are many labs involved in collaboration with the microbiota research that I discuss on this blog.  Some of my favorites are:

  1. Sarkis Mazmanian Lab (Caltech):  autism and Parkinson’s – Humans co-evolved with bacteria. There are three parts of the human that continue to evolve through-out one’s lifetime: the brain, the immune system and the microbiota. We study how these three constantly evolving parts interact and influence health and disease.
  2. The Knight Lab (University of Colorado Boulder)  This page links to their research publications as does  Knight Lab.
  3. The Jeff Gordon Lab (Wash U) on obesity and malnutrition.
  4. Jonathan Eisen’s Lab (UC Davis) on brain analolgy.
  5. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello Lab (NYU) all about babies.
  6. The Ruth Ley Lab (Cornell) all about babies and the vaginal microbiome, obesity and malnutrition.  This article is a great launch point: Meanwhile, after birth, the children’s microbiotas resembled those of the mothers’ first trimester samples [despite the changes that occurred in the third trimester]. Ley speculates that physiological changes that occur during pregnancy alter the microbial community, which, in turn, creates a positive-feedback loop sustaining conditions seen in metabolic syndrome. “The body might be using the microbes as a tool,” she says. “You alter the microbiota, and they give you the changes in metabolism that you want.”  “That is pretty suggestive that the microbiome is at least contributing to the change, or maybe driving it,” says David Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University in California who is looking for associations between pregnancy microbiomes and pre-term birth.”
  7. Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe who presented at the 1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism” on live fermentation of the gut microbiome.
  8. The Human Microbiome Project
  9. “The Human Microbiome: A True Story about You and Trillions of Your Closest (Microscopic) Friends,” Lita M. Proctor
  10. Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, MGHfC Director, Center for Celiac Research, MGHfC Associate Chief for Basic, Clinical and Translational Research, MGHfC Division Chief, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, MGHfC Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.  One of the most beloved figures in the gluten-free, celiac, and autoimmune communities, he is the groundbreaking key researcher in wheat, gluten, gliaden and other wheat proteins, and celiac and NCGS…. This site lists much of his publications, and of course, his book “Gluten Freedom: The Nations Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle” (noted below) is a wonderful resource. 
  11. The Genetic Science Learning Center at The University of Utah is a nationally and internationally-recognized education program that translates genetics, science and health for non-experts.  This is one of the most used science sites on the Internet.  In 2013, they received almost 20 million visits, which came from virtually every country in the world.

 

BOOKS TO READ
BOOKS TO READ

Dr. Rob Knight:  Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books) Hardcover – April 7, 2015 follow-up TED book for the Ted-talk How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are, 2014.   Ted Books are long enough to explore a powerful idea but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off.

Follow Your Gut, Rob Knigh follow up Ted Talk
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/rob_knight_how_our_microbes_make_us_who_we_are

“Gluten Freedom: The Nations Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle” book by Dr. Alessio Fasano, MD was recently published revealing the latest developments in scientific research and treatment for the newly diagnosed, those already dealing with gluten-related issues, and/or for anyone who thinks they may have an issue with gluten (all of which has become a rapidly expanding audience).  Dr. Fasano is the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is the Director of the Center for Celiac Research, which he founded in 1996.  He is also one of the most beloved figures in the gluten-free, celiac, and autoimmune communities.  This groundbreaking, authoritative guide is an invaluable roadmap.

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Dr. Fasano: “Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle,” April 2014

 

The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health,”  Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, April 2015. Microbiome researchers  plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. In this groundbreaking work, the Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and how we can strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. The answer is unique for each of us, and it changes as you age.

In this important and timely investigation, the Sonnenburgs look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome.

“Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues,” Martin J. Blaser, MD, 2014. “Unlike some books on medicine and microbes, Dr. Blaser’s doesn’t stir up fears of exotic diseases or pandemic ‘superbugs’ resistant to all known drugs. He focuses on a simpler but more profound concern: the damage that modern life inflicts on the vast number of microbes that all of us, even healthy people, carry inside us at all times.”—The Wall Street Journal

Missing Microbes
Missing Microbes

 

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD.

Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Nimbal Nutrition in Immune Balance Therapy, Dr. David Suskind, MD,  May 2016. Using diet to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

“Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health,” by Dr.Alejandro Junger.  All of today’s most-diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system, naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day  And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems—from extra pounds, aches and pains, allergies, mood swings, and lack of libido, to heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, and depression.  Instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut.  No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program: Clean Gut will help you put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and achieve true, long-lasting health.

"Clean Gut" by Dr. Alejandro Junger , MD
“Clean Gut” by Dr. Alejandro Junger , MD

“Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life,” By Chris Kresser.  Three-step program-Reset, Rebuild, Revive-to fit your lifestyle, body type, genetic blueprint, and individual needs. Kresser helps further personalize your prescription for specific health conditions, from heart disease and high blood pressure to thyroid disorders and digestive problems.  Groundbreaking advice on how to restore a healthy gut and immune system; how to eliminate toxins; which fats to eat liberally; how to choose the healthiest proteins; and much more. Follow the program 80% of the time; there’s room to indulge in moderation while still experiencing dramatic results. Based on cutting-edge scientific research.

"Personal Paleo Code" by Chris Kresser
“Personal Paleo Code” by Chris Kresser

“Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats,” 2006, Mary Enig, Sally Fallon,  Shows, based on two+ decades of research, that saturated fats: coconut oil, red meat, and butter are actually essential to weight loss and health despite traditionally being considered harmful.  Explains why the so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis.

Eat Fat to Lose Fat
Eat Fat to Lose Fat

“Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol,” 2000, Mary Enig.  Enig is one of the world’s leading lipid biochemists.  Book discards politically correct notions that saturated fats are unhealthy, is a great read in today’s “fat-phobic” world.  Enig’s in 1978,  while at the University of Maryland, published a now-famous paper in the American journal Federation Proceedings that directly challenged government assertions that higher cancer rates were associated with animal fat consumption. Enig, et al, concluded that the data actually showed vegetable oils and trans-fatty acids to be the culprits in both cancer and heart disease–not naturally saturated fats that people have been eating for millennia. In the ensuing years, Enig and her colleagues focused their work on determining the trans-fatty acid content of various food items, as well as publishing research that clearly demonstrated TFA’s to be potent carcinogens, prime factors in heart disease, disruptors of immune function, and worse.

Know Your Fats
Know Your Fats

“Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer–And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place,” by Suzanne Sommers.  The experts discuss  nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplementation options to help protect you from getting cancer in the first place as well as options if you do have cancer.  Knockout is a must-have resource to navigate vitamin, mineral and supplement bio-available formulates (e.g. folate not folic acid, vitamin D3 with Vit K, glutathione, Omega-3 fish oil, CoQ10, Vitamin E, betacarotine, B-6, etc) , hormones, and nutrition as it pertains to disease and disease prevention.

"Knockout Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer," by Suzanne Sommers
“Knockout Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer,” by Suzanne Sommers

 “Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously,” by Shannon Hayes. Grassfed and pastured products require non-conventional preparation and cooking to bring out their tender deliciousness.  This is the resource that shows how to do such.  Shannon does not slant the book in any particular direction, for those who are either gluten or dairy-intolerant, or downright Paleo-based in their diet, but there is an extra appendix listing the recipes that are grain- dairy- or legume-free. And for those for whom carbohydrates are medically a challenge (diabetics), there are carb counts for each and every recipe. She explains the reasons why you want to consume grassfed and pastured products and includes how to make bone broth. In addition two unusual chapters, “Leftovers and Soups” and “Heads, Tails, and Other Under-Appreciated Treasures” provide recipes that extend these foods and saves you money eating grassfed and pastured products.  This is much more than a cookbook, this explains good farming practices and the love of farmers for the earth and the animals they raise helping you better understand how health is so intimately connected to the food quality we eat.

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“A Long Way On A Little,” by Shannon Hayes

 

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Last updated: May 30, 2017 at 7:41 am  Added: Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books) Hardcover – April 7, 2015 follow-up TED book for the Ted-talk How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are, 2014.


Prior update March 31, 2017 added: Long overdue major update that added:


The prior update May 17, 2016 added  Gut Bacteria on a Paleo Diet w/ Drs Justin & Erica Sonnenburg Youtube  and High Intensity Health Show notes.  Prior update added Dr. Rob Knight’s new website link and bio for the American Gut Project and to add The American Microbiome Institute, Inc.