~ Tim Steel and I did yet another podcast, this time with Tony Federico of Paleo Magazine.
In this two-part special episode of Paleo Magazine Radio, we’re going to be addressing the subject of resistant starch with Richard Nikoley and Tim Steele. The idea that starch is a beneficial component of our ancestral-focused diet is not new – it’s a concept popularized by Paul Jaminet in his book, The Perfect Health Diet. But the idea of resistant starch, and particularly what this peculiar type of starch can do for our health is catching the Paleo world by storm.
The second segment is with Clifton Harski.
After we talk about resistant starch with Richard and Tim, we’re going to be featuring our first ever installment of having fun with fitness with Coach Clifton Harski – talking about ways that you can shape up for summer.
~ A week or so I wrote about Giulia Enders and her bestselling book in Germany on the gut biome. Tuns out there was a short presentation she gave (in German) and a couple or few of my stalwart readers were good enough to translate it and subtitle the video in English.
Wasn’t that awesome of them?
~ Many of you know that I haven’t used soap or shampoo for five years now. Turns out some people don’t even use water as I do, but bacteria to clean their skin: My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment.
For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass. The tonic looks, feels and tastes like water, but each spray bottle of AO+ Refreshing Cosmetic Mist contains billions of cultivated Nitrosomonas eutropha, an ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that is most commonly found in dirt and untreated water. AOBiome scientists hypothesize that it once lived happily on us too — before we started washing it away with soap and shampoo — acting as a built-in cleanser, deodorant, anti-inflammatory and immune booster by feeding on the ammonia in our sweat and converting it into nitrite and nitric oxide.
Check it out. Pretty interesting. As an aside, I have a big 150-gal tub in the backyard I fill with the garden hose and will usually take a couple of cold dips per day, few minutes each, followed by a rinse under the hose. Wonderfully invigorating and great way to cool off when it’s hot. If I go more than about 3 days without changing the water, I’ll eventually see little critters swimming around. Must mean its teaming with bacteria too.