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Comment: But wait, there is even more to it... (Score 1, Interesting) 958

by transporter_ii (#48967855) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

This is part of a review I posted on Amazon for "Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making:"

There is new research now that certain foods heavily influence your gut bacteria, and that the type of gut bacteria you have has a lot to do with your weight.

Actual scientific studies, published in Nature, show that the obese patients in the study (about 80% of the group studied) had lower counts of gut microbiota. These people were more obese than those with higher counts of gut bacteria. They also tended to put on weight faster.

If a calorie is just a calorie, then nobody in the groups should have put on weight unless they were eating more calories than they were burning. So it seems that there is more to it than just calories in vs. energy expended. Hmmm.

I highly recommend getting a copy of Dave Asprey's "Bulletproof Diet" and "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization," by John J. Ratey and Richard Manning. Both books go beyond the calorie. The types of food you eat do influence gut bacteria, and these books explain that very well.

Comment: Re:Because.... (Score 1) 642

by transporter_ii (#48404235) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

The weird thing with this is, you can get extremely violent, near pornographic movies at Walmart. I have some independent horror film packs I picked up there, and while I'm not easily shocked, I was almost shocked that Walmart carried them. I watched the entire disgusting things...twice.

Comment: Re:Oh no (Score 4, Insightful) 297

by transporter_ii (#48349491) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

You can turn genes on and off with diet and lifestyle. Check out the field of epigenetics. Genes are influencers, but your fate is not written in stone because of them.


The types of bacteria in your gut today may be different tomorrow, depending on what kinds of food you eat, a new study suggests.

Comment: A New Diet Quickly Alters Gut Bacteria (Score 1) 297

by transporter_ii (#48349473) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

Genes can be turned on and off depending on diet and lifestyle. Not only that, but the types of foods you eat can influence your bacteria:

The types of bacteria in your gut today may be different tomorrow, depending on what kinds of food you eat, a new study suggests.

The study also adds evidence to the idea that human diets — acting through the gut bacteria — influence the risk of certain diseases

We bring a lot of misery on ourselves, but it's human nature to attempt to blame someone (or something) else.

Comment: Re:Uh (Score 2) 112

by transporter_ii (#48341171) Attached to: Amazon's Echo Chamber

Yeah. I'm a cable cutter w/ Amazon Prime and I'm quite happy with the video content. I don't watch much TV, but when I do I enjoy the commercial free content, even if it is a bit older. If you never watched it, it's all new to you.

Commercials are like cigarettes. Every one you watch takes five minutes off the end of your life. Of course, just sitting and watching TV does that, too, I'm just saying.

Gotta go for a walk now. :)

Comment: Re:Much as I despise trolls (Score 1) 489

by transporter_ii (#48183037) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

As the drug wars wind down all over the world, they have to have something to fill the prisons with. And really, this one will be easier to fake than the throw down baggie that the police had...because the trouble with the throw-down baggie was that you couldn't trust the police with it... I'm just saying.

Comment: Re:OK, NOW I'm pissed. (Score 1) 441

So, what, I'm supposed to sit back and accept an attitude of 'fuck U.S. workers

I think what all of "just OK" tech workers are going to have to do is form our own companies and route around the big corps. The big guys seem hell bent on taking the path they want to take, and it doesn't include us. The only viable option for the normal people is to form communities and support each other in these communities. Maybe the Republic of Texas whack jobs were on to something...they just went about it the wrong way. Maybe some community coops that produce something tangible and real -- hiring us "just OK" workers in the process -- instead of storing up guns and food?

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.