FROZEN POOP PILLS

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How badly do you want to loose weight?  For those who do not want to exercise or change your diet it may be possible to ingest a slim person’s poop and recolonize your digestive tract.

The theory is simply transplanting a slim person poop in to an obese person’s digestive system.  Scientists are preparing to test if microbes taken from a lean person’s system can help an obese person lose weight – and they will do this by getting 20 obese volunteers to take a pill packed with freeze-dried poop. 

These treatments actually began three years ago for serious gut infections rather than fecal transplants.  Doctors have increasingly turned to a procedure called “fecal microbiotia transplantation” (FMT), which delivers fresh fecal material to the gut helping restore the normal balance of beneficial microbes.

These fecal transplants are about 90 percent successful, but they typically require invasive and uncomfortable colonoscopies or nasogastric tubes, which run from the nose down to the stomach. “Just getting the tube down is a problem,” says Elizabeth Hohmann MD of Massachusetts General Hospital.  And what if people gag and vomit? Would they inhale fecal matter? “That’s pretty scary,” she adds.

I remember asking my audience if they were a sinker or a floater?  The idea was to open up the discussion on the amount of poop we expel and how many times a day would indicate a healthy system.

I have always been interested in the different body types versus their diets.  Now accepted body typing is done by medical personnel using one’s feces to determine their specific fecal type.  Formulation begins by using another’s fecal-matter which contains microbes from poorly digested food debris, missing nutrients – freeze drying and capsulizing!

 

ARE THESE CALORIE STATEMENTS TRUE?

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WHY CALORIE MATH DOESN’T WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS:

  • A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it at a different time of day.
  • A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it in a different processed form.
  • A calorie is not a calorie if two people eating the same food utilize it differently.
  • Always eat carbohydrate calories in a very calculated way.
  • The more you exercise, the more your body will tolerate carbohydrates.
  • Most people will burn fat faster when restricting fat.

Biochemical Scientists do not accept the measurement of calories. In fact, they do not believe you can truly measure calories based on so many different and diverse reasonings. Many of these reasons have to do with the energy expenditure of the foods themselves—how they were grown, prepared, and who eats them. People vary in the particular digestive enzymes they produce.

  • Some people produce more proteases for digesting proteins, others different lipase for fat breakdown, and carbohydrate-splitting enzymes for digesting carbohydrates.
  • Digestive enzyme production is as different as fingerprints because it is based on their own DNA.
  • People differ immensely as the bacteria that live within them.
  • Extra or diverse bacteria make them more efficient at metabolizing food: so instead of being lost as waste, more nutrients make their way into the circulation, or if they go unused, get stored as fat.
  • Calorie math will never be precisely accurate because the amount of calories we extract from food depends on such a complex interaction between food and each human body with its many microbes.

I believe the summation is correct and have spent more than the last 30 years trying to make sense out of all of it. Dr. Rogers J. Williams first coined the phrase, “Biochemical Individualism” back in the 1960s while working at the University of Texas. I grabbed onto his theory because it made so much sense to me and have been diligently making it a science ever since.

PROBIOTICS – How Probiotics Are Made.

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There are very few people who have not heard about the health wonders called “probiotics”. They claim to help with health problems, ranging from constipation to diarrhea, and prevent colds or fight them once you already have one. Probiotics are showing up in foods, beverages, and supplements. What exactly are they, do they work, and should we consume them?

When we come into this world we do not have bacteria until our first breath. During a delivery through the birth canal, a newborn picks up bacteria from his/her mother. These good bacteria are not transmitted when a Cesarean section is performed and have been shown to be the reason why some infants born by Cesarean section have allergies, less than optimal immune systems, and lower levels of gut microflora.

Lets start with the facts behind what probiotics are. The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” Probiotics are in the news, on the Internet and raved about by even those in sports. Tests and research are being done at universities on diverse strains and what they can accomplish either by themselves, added to a protein or a prebiotic and each other.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, create a health benefit for our digestive tract.”

Yes indeed, probiotics are actually alive, and they are bacteria (microorganisms are bacteria). Most people think of antibiotics and antibacterial products when you mention bacteria. Both of those kill bacteria so why would you want to consume live bacteria? It’s all about internal balance.

These are live microorganisms that will not provide the promised benefits if they don’t stay alive. The manufacturer and consumer must pay close attention to the conditions of storage at which the particular microorganism will survive and the end of their shelf life. The potency will tell you the number of viable bacteria per dose, and the purity has to do with presence of contaminating or ineffective bacteria.

Our digestive system normally has what we call “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria is necessary for optimal health. Things like medications, diet, diseases, and your environment can upset that balance.

When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products.
The other way that probiotics help is the impact that they have on our immune system. Most of our immune system around 80% resides in our digestive tract. Our immune system is our protection against germs. When it doesn’t function properly, we can suffer from allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders (for example, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, and infections (for example, infectious diarrhea, skin infections, and vaginal infections). By maintaining the correct balance from birth, the hope would be to prevent these ailments. Our immune system can benefit anytime that balanced is restored, so it’s never too late.