Sent by JUDY CHO | November 20, 2021
How you’re having a good week before Thanksgiving! We are spending our Thanksgiving with the Spath family and very excited to eat some carnivorous meats. I hope you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones and take a moment to think back on the things you’re grateful for this year.
Things aren’t easy for many of us but there is always something to be grateful for.
If you opened this email to see the hiring news, it’s in the NwJ Insider Tips section.
In my interview with Dr. Seneff this week, we talked about the importance of the microbiome and how glyphosate can adversely impact our gut health.
In a recently published study of a randomized and controlled double-blind clinical trial, participants that were obese who supplemented with 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii and 500 IU of superoxide dismutase (SOD) twice per day for 60 days, had improvements related to body composition and insulin sensitivity compared to the group receiving placebo.
Both groups were also asked to moderately reduce their caloric intake. Only those receiving the active treatment had a significant reduction in weight. You can read the study, here.
While animal studies have indicated S. boulardii’s effect on insulin sensitivity and reduced fat mass, this is the first human clinical trial of S. boulardii as a means of improving metabolic health and reducing adiposity.
Diet should always be number one. But if we can support some of the key strains in the microbiome, we may be better off, especially if we’ve used rounds of antibiotics.
I do offer a Saccharomyces boulardii product but I recommend reading about the different keystone strains of the microbiome before jumping in.
You can read about different probiotics and their roles, here. Learn why you need (or may not need) probiotics before consuming.
Always educate first and understand the why before starting.
This week’s CATG podcast is about F I B E R!
We think that we need fibrous plant foods to fuel our large intestine with short-chain fatty acids (SCFA).
These SCFAs are broken down by the colon to offer gut-supporting SCFAs such as butyrate (butyric acid), propionate (propionic acid) and acetate (acetic acid).
Butyrate is essential because it is the preferred fuel source by colonocytes (endothelial cells of the large intestine). In the large intestine, fibrous plant foods require the breakdown of its chemical structure to then make short chain fatty acids.⠀
Dairy contains butyrate in its bioavailable form.
In fact, butter is the best source of butyric acid or butyrate. So much so that the origins of the word butyric acid is from the Latin word, butyrum — the same origins for the word butter.
How did we come to think that butyric acid is best from plants?⠀
The no. 1 dietary source of butyrate is butter. Not plant foods but butter.⠀
And don’t worry if you don’t consume dairy. Bacteria ALSO makes butyrate from leftover cells and mucus and the end of our colon (sigmoid) relies more on THIS type of butyrate than in foods. ⠀
The greatest food source for acetate (SCFA) is vinegar. Not a plant-food but vinegar. If you are concerned about the lack of acetic acid in a meat-based diet, add a couple drops of vinegar to water.
ACV may be your friend or your mother
Butyrate is arguably the more critical SCFA for gut health. Our colon cells get gut nutrients from butyrate and butyrate also produces our colon’s energy.⠀
Some argue that a lot of butter has to be consumed for the same amounts of butyrate in vegetables. But plants need to be broken down to SCFAs.
What if your gut needs support? What if your large intestine isn’t able to effectively break down these plant foods into butyrate?⠀
Butter is nutrient-dense. Not only does it supply us with butyrate and nutrients for the colon. It also has almost every essential nutrient required by the body.
In this week’s Cutting Against the Grain podcast, Laura and I chat about fiber.
The Carnivore Bar is a high-fat, meal replacement bar made with only beef, tallow, and salt — no other ingredients. They also have no salt options.
I love that the carnivore bar is 100% meat with no additives or fillers and is shelf-stable. It’s a perfect snack or small meal replacement bar when you’re on the go but don’t want to compromise on food quality and sourcing.
Make sure to support the podcast by trying Carnivore Bar at carnivorebar.com.
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Dr. Seneff and I talk about glyphosate and GMOs:
I am looking to bring on two nutritionists to join the Nutrition with Judy team. If you follow my work, you know that I’m very candid and so here are some basic requirements for the position.
If You’re Interested:
I’ve been stubborn about hiring but it’s time to grow the NwJ team to get more people healing.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I’m grateful for our community that fights for better health, even if it isn’t always easy. We start with improving ourselves and then inspiring our loved ones to improve.
And this is how we bring about real healing in our communities. One person. One meat-centered meal at a time.
with ♥️ and hope for healing,
While I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and provide nutritional support, I am not providing medical advice. Any information provided in regards to nutritional therapy should not be considered medical advice or treatment. Always consult your primary care physician or medical team.