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I have stopped 5-HTP due to possible adverse effects.
It was just another health fad or buzz subject. All cultural areas experiment the same cyclic dynamics, and alternative medicine is probably the most frantic of them all for obvious reasons (desperation). As a seasoned Youtube conspiracy lunatic, I can tell you that, because lately we have been ravaged by "flat earth" videos. People follow trends and buy into movements all the time. However, this doesnt mean that sometimes, something gets popular because it works, or is the real deal, but very often is just hot air. And such is the human condition...So the experiment is over.
The experiment's not over for me either - nor is it only about RS.
There is a wealth of information in the thread about many prebiotics and their effect on the gut microbiota.
Experimentation with these has lead to marked improvement in my gut function.
Resistant starch is still one of the elements that comprise dietary fibre. With having gastroparesis, RS alone orally is just as poorly tolerated by me as for any other form of fibre but I haven't tried it as an enema.Has anyone tried the RS enema ?
What are your thoughts on mixing RS into a fecal transplant?
Resistant starch is still one of the elements that comprise dietary fibre. With having gastroparesis, RS alone orally is just as poorly tolerated by me as for any other form of fibre but I haven't tried it as an enema.
One of the first effects from doing FMT is increased butyrate production which is also a mechanism stimulated by RS so it could be a good idea to add RS to FMT where as a food source for the new FMT biome when there is an inadequate fibre intake to begin with.
Do you remember the safety concerns. It will make the stomach more acidic, but is supposed to encourage good bacteria.I read some concerns about its safety, and it seems like it's something we should be making internally and not supplementing directly. I'm going to try adding some RS as well.
Why do you ask? My doctor thinks I have high biounavailable copper (i.e. copper toxicity), so I've been doing coffee enemas under her guidance .. I do eat some copper-rich foods though.
Copper deficiency is associated with glucose intolerance. It's also been shown to increase susceptibility to infections.
In animal testing, increased fungal infections occurred.
In my searches about copper deficiency, the internet is just inundated with alternative copper toxicity posts. They don't provide much science.
Part of the problem is that it's difficult to assess copper deficiency. For instance, increased serum copper may mean inflammation/ infection.
Since you are eating copper rich foods though, my guess may be wrong.