Ski wrote:Rep - It is puzzling. One thing I tried and so far in me, seems to make a pretty significant difference, is using psyllium husk. This was suggested based on the fact if E4's have clearance issues and hyper absorb from the intestine, supplementing this may help. Ive done 2 experiments, where I take 2 tablespoons in the morning and 2 at night. In me, on both occasions, it dropped my TC/LDL significantly. I still ate avocados and EVOO, just didnt overdo it. Its now become my daily regime.
That's interesting, I was under the impression that the husk was mostly insoluble fiber: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-it-pr ... crutinized
Psyllium husk, which is the popular type of pysllium fiber found in most supplements, comes from the exterior of the psyllium seed and is almost entirely insoluble fiber. It bulks up your poop and can help move things along, but it’s pretty much an inert polysaccharide. Your gut bacteria can’t do much with it, let alone your “own” digestive system. If you need to fill a toilet bowl, psyllium husk will do it.
Psyllium seed powder, however, is mostly soluble fiber. That means it’s a prebiotic, fermentable fiber that can feed and support your gut flora and spur the creation of beneficial short chain fatty acids like butyrate. In fact, psyllium seed has been shown to increase butyrate production by 42%, an effect that lasted for two months after treatment.