This is something I've thought about and would love to gain some clarity on.
Revolution Health Radio Podcast: "You Are What Your Bacteria Eat: The Importance of Feeding Your Microbiome – With Jeff Leach": http://chriskresser.com/you-are-what-your-bacteria-eat-the-importance-of-feeding-your-microbiome-with-jeff-leach ~ My ears are burning with this Chris Kresser podcast. Jeff Leach is behind the "American Gut Project" and he had this to say about those of us who choose to eat a low-carb diet: "The low carb thing is really terrifying to me from a microbiome perspective, but I want to couch that in saying that that’s not based on any data, so to speak. It’s just based on what we know about fermentation." So there's no actual evidence against low-carb diets, but he says they are "terrifying" and that he believes there is reason to "worry about it." Why? There's this underlying assumption that we have a resistant starch deficiency in our diet if we choose to eat ketogenic. That's all well and good to say, but where is the evidence? I'd love to get some of my low-carb expert friends back on my podcast in 2014 to respond to this because I'm not buying it one iota.
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