On this episode of Latest in Paleo, we look at recent research regarding dietary fiber, indicating benefits to health and appetite control. One study suggests the lack of gut microbiome diversity seen in people who don't eat much fiber may be passed down to future generations. And finally, is the fiber hype entering fad territory or is it legit? We also take a look at claims a Cochrane Collaboration co-founder has leveled against the pharmaceutical industry; he says they fit the definition for organized crime. It's really a must-listen segment.
Also this week, we feature a Human Movement Update after the News & Views, and we look at which exercises might be most effective for the brain. The Documentary Recommendation, Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segments all relate to The Overview Effect; how seeing things from a higher level can drastically change our thinking. Enjoy the show!
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- Documentary Recommendation
- Vimeo: Watch trailer, buy, or rent
- New Book Recommendation
News & Views
- Dietary Fiber
- Foodconsumer.com: Dietary fiber may lower cardiovascular disease risk
- Harvard School of Public Health: Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk
- Medical Daily (audio/video): Barley Bread Can Reduce Appetite, Cut Blood Glucose Levels, And Lower Your Risk Factors For Diabetes
- The Journal Nature: Diet-induced extinctions in the gut microbiota compound over generations
- Ars Technica: Low-fiber diets mess up gut microbes—and changes can become heritable
- Healthy Eats: Is Fiber the Next Protein?
- Acne Revolution: The Diet of an Acne-Free Society: Kitavans
- Annual Reviews, Nutrition: DIETARY FIBER: How Did We Get Where We Are?
- Prescription Drugs
- The Sydney Morning Herald: Peter Gotzsche, founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, visits Australia to talk about dangers of prescription drugs
- The Lancet: Why I think antidepressants cause more harm than good
- Scientific American: The Hidden Harm of Antidepressants
- British Medical Journal: Suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment: systematic review and meta-analyses based on clinical study reports
- New York Times: Prosecuting Doctors in Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths
- Chicago Sun-Times: Should we really be taking so many prescription drugs?
- Chicago Tribune: Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life
Human Movement Update
- Exercise for the Brain
- The Journal Physiology: Physical exercise increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis in male rats provided it is aerobic and sustained
- New York Times Well Blog: Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?
- Canada Running: Study: Exercising while young alters gut microbes and leads to a healthier brain
- TIME: People Who Exercise May Have Bigger Brains
- Neurology (study): Midlife exercise blood pressure, heart rate, and fitness relate to brain volume 2 decades later
- American Academy of Neurology (Press Release): Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life
- Wochit News (video): Study Says Exercise During Middle Age Maintains Brain Size
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- Book and Audiobook Recommendations
Moment of Paleo
- The Relative Effect
After the Bell
This Week's Music Selections
- Pre-roll: Bedtime Blues
- Intro: Test Drive
- PuraKai Ad: Three Minutes to Escape
- Shinrin Yoku Update: Playing with Spirit
- Human Movement: Drum Groove Cala
- Moment of Paleo: From "Oldest African Drumming Footage Ever"
- Outro: Terra Amazonia
- After the Bell: A Conversation with Myself