Juliegee wrote:Apologies to James. We're turning your thread into an epic meanderfest
Thanks for weighing in, Spunky. I'm glad you're backing off the high doses of potato starch. In your words, what native population ever ate that way? I agree that a high fiber diet will likely provide plenty of natural RS to get the job done. I'm getting around 25 grams a day on Dr. Perlmutter's diet, but also supplementing with probiotics, sauerkraut, kimchi, unsweetened, live-cultured, grass-fed kefir. Hope that's enough to cultivate a healthy gut.
I was coincidentally chatting with Dr. P today and he is also fascinated by the topic of gut health as it relates to neurological health. He specifically recommended that we use jicama & Jerusalem heart (high in inulin) in our salads as prebiotics and a specialized probiotic, high in nitrogen. I'm ordering it today. Let me know if you'd like a link. He's also publishing a new journal, to be released in the Fall, entitled "Brain and Gut." http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 022014.php
I was surprised to learn Dr. P is a frequent visitor to our site. He quoted Sir Francis Bacon on our homepage during our conversation: "Knowledge is Power." Waves and props to him; I'm eternally grateful for all I've learned Spunky, help me understand how I've worsened my condition by his misguided advice...
The high fat diet has harmed people here so let's hear how it is supposed to work as you are promoting it on the basis DrP book and his big supporter!!
Sandraz wrote:Hi Julie,
Yes I was wondering how Amla lowers cholesterol. Haven't seen anything that explains mechanism although I have looked around a bit. My fear would be that it lowers LDLc, but keeps LDLp the same or even raises LDLp like I have read can happen with statins for some people. Especially if works in a similar way to statins. Maybe only way to know, at least that part, is to do an NMR after taking for a bit. But yes, the unknown bothers me a bit. The positive is it has been around for a long time. But that still doesn't mean there may not be problems.
Though the exact mechanism of hypolipidemic action of Amla is not known, it is likely that the Amla-induced favourable changes in the lipid profile may be due to several mechanisms such as an interference with cholesterol absorption, inhibition of HMG Co-A reductase activity, and increase in Lecithin-Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT) activity.
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