Does anyone else get acne, mucus drainage, sorethroat or UTI after consuming white rice? cool or hot?
- Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), which is a non-fermentable fiber, has been shown to protect rodent guts from a high fat diet induced increase in gut permeability (Kim. 2012), as in the case of butyrate its efficacy (and when you think about athletes, tolerability) will yet still have to be confirmed in human trials.
- Oats, maybe due to their beta glucan content and their ability to increase the production of short-chain fatty acids in the large intestine, oats offer protection against alcohol induced increases in tight junction permeability (Tang. 2009); exercise specific studies have yet to be conducted, though.Personally I would yet not be surprised if this would turn out to be very effective (note: as long as they are not cross-contaminated, oats are 100% gluten-free)
Of course the thread is about Lyme but Rich seems to be talking about CFS and Lyme as definitely separate albeit coexisting problems. Also seems (on the surface) to speak to what could cause CFS or at least CFS symptoms in many people who have no apparent viral infections (like me). So maybe if glutathione goes low enough even due to self-induced factors like poor nutrition/crappy lifestyle, poor gut health via abx and other factors, etc., all that plus genetics could explain it for some. I realize I may be overly broad in interpreting this statement in this way since I don't know a dang thing else about the GD-MCB hypothesis and I don't have time to research it right now, but thought it worth remarking upon nonetheless.According to the GD--MCB hypothesis (also described in papers at the above site), a person who has inherited the appropriate genomics, when their glutathione is lowered sufficiently, is plunged into a partial block of their methylation cycle. This then forms a vicious circle with the glutathione depletion, and the person now has CFS...this vicious circle is what maintains CFS as a chronic disorder...
@Oci, here's a good, comprehensive thread on how to do the potato hack:
A word of caution: educate yourself before you try this, especially if you're acutely ill, have blood sugar issues, or have a lot of food intolerances, etc. It's a rather restrictive short-term health strategy that could cause side effects in a portion of people who try it. A side effect does not usually mean lasting harm, but depending upon the side it might take some time to move away from it. Be aware that what you experience may not be all roses, especially when first starting out.
Make an informed, educated decision before you try.
Short answer: it provides good starch (RS3) which feeds the good gut bugs, which is beneficial for metabolism and healthy immune function. Plus, the right starch + good gut bugs helps us to endogenously produce beneficial saturated fatty acids such as butyrate.