To Dairy Or Not To Dairy.
This is a post from the Gut Critters blog that ended November 18, 2016. Ray Medina gave permission for his material to be copied as long as it was attributed to him and not used for commercial purposes. – kiraonysko
Dairy - The Good, the Bad or The Ugly? Latest Studies On Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity and Co. Plus: What Dairy Peptides Do For Your Heart, Gut, Brain, etc. - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. If you've been following the SuppVersity Facebook News and / or have read previous SuppVersity articles on milk and dairy, you will be aware that I am not exactly convinced that the mere existence of allergic reactions and the "fact" that "our ancestors did not drink milk before ...
" *put your favorite guesstimate here* allows for the conclusion that we are "not meant" to consume cow's milk. I am nevertheless open to scientific arguments that would convince me that dairy is bad for me - it's just that I don't see this evidence outside of "western diet + dairy makes you fat and that makes you sick" contexts. Easy Whey to Prevent LPS Induced Inflammation? Whey Protein Prevents LPS Binding to TRL-4 and IL-8 Production. Surprise: Pressurized Denatured Whey Works Best! - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone.
Saturday's post on saturated fatty acids and their negative effects on post-prandial endotoxemia has turned out to be (un-)surprisingly popular.
I am still not sure if this will be same for the post at hand; and that despite the fact that it revolves around the exact same topic, namely the inflammatory reaction to lipopolysaccharides (LPS). In the case of endotoxins such as LPS, the inflammation, which is, as you all should by now be aware of, an endogenous "alert, defense and repair" reaction of our bodies, is actually triggered by their interaction with the so-called toll-like-receptor. Now scientists from the McGill University in Montreal have found that there is a substance all of you are familiar with and some of you may even be consuming on daily or at least regular basis that can block this interaction, as well as the ensuing overproduction of cytokines and/or other well-meant, but in the end potentially hazardous immune responses. Yogurts, Cheeses & Beyond - A Comprehensive Review of the Potential Health Benefits of Fermented Dairy Products - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone.
Branched-Chain Fatty Acids! What Are They? What Are They Good For? And From Which Foods & Beverages in Your Diet Can You Get Them? - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. 10g/d BCAA Sign. Affect Gut Tenants & Metabolites - Is This the Reason for Good or Bad Effects of BCAA Supplements? - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. I have to admit that the last posts about BCAAs, here at SuppVersity.com, were mostly "bad news" for BCAA guzzlers, not because I am biased or like to rant, but simply due to the fact that the studies that have been done lately had negative or no results.
With the publication of the latest study from the Institute of Disease Control and Prevention at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing this changed - even if the title, "Metabolic shifts and structural changes in the gut microbiota upon branched‑chain amino acid supplementation in middle‑aged mice" (Yang. 2016) doesn't say anything positive.
You can learn more about BCAAs & other amino acids at the SuppVersity Taurine Pumps Up Strength & Recovery? Taurine Improves Insulin + Glucose Metabolism Taurine ➲ 180% Testosterone Increase. Yogurt as a Probiotic, A Review. Yogurt is a “go to” probiotic for many people.
A lot of doctors and pharmacists will advise their patients to eat yogurt when taking an antibiotic. They like it too because it is low in fat and is in a good position on the FDA food pyramid. Why I am Split on Recommending Kefir, A Review. Most people in the health blogosphere focus on the positives of kefir; it is the bee’s knees!
However, what about the negatives of ingesting the probiotic drink? Why do so many of the clients I coach seem to be intolerant of the beverage? It is chocked full of strains of probiotic bacteria and yeast; it should help revitalize the digestive tract, yet is it truly the panacea that everyone praises? What is Kefir?