Tony Federico, host of the Paleo Magazine Radio show, joins Dr. Grace and Matt to talk about his uBiome results. A possible beneficial strain Christensenella was abundant in Tony’s gut, which Dr. Grace goes into further detail. Tony talks beyond just Paleo, bringing insight to his day to day life, and how he maintains his healthy living. Tony asks Dr. Grace’s opinion on the potential effects of resistant starch and avoiding too many starches on a paleo diet.
Enjoy Part 1!
- ‘Science writer Ed Yong says the Christensenellaceae bacteria might be a “keystone” species, “one that wields a disproportionate influence upon the world around it.”’ Source: Genetic Literacy Project “Why do we gain weight or remain slim? Genes, microbes and now genes for microbes“
- Human Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome (Ley et al, Cell 2014)
- Christensenellaceae associates with a lean BMI
- Christsenella reduce weight gains in germ-free transplant experiments
- Tony Federico’s
- Christensenellaceae 4.35% (5-fold higher; ubiome avg=0.844%)
- Christsenella 0.0224% (2-fold higher; ubiome avg=0.0120%)