What’s The Deal With Fiber?

 

Well ladies and gentleboys of the highest order of the dump squad, the day has finally come. The final episode of the Fiber February saga that has inspired millions to consume epic amounts of fiber, debilitating the toilet paper industry and creating a revolution that will define a generation.

You didn’t think we’d let you down, did you?

We are closing our Fiber February with a bang, and dropping a massive BM of an episode, our much anticipated What’s The Deal With Fiber. For those of you new to the podcast, this is the 7th installment in our What’s The Deal series, where we dive deep into the science and the research behind a specific topic in the field of nutrition and lifestyle. In the past, we’ve talked about protein, soy, gluten, and others, and we’re pretty confident that this is our best one yet.

Like we always do, we zoom out to look at the big picture from a population perspective and then zoom back in to find out what’s happening mechanistically with fiber to determine why it’s so beneficial for us and the microbes that live inside of our gut. We talk about everything from chronic disease to the microbiome to fiber for athletes and then of course wax philosophical to discuss how this fits in to the bigger lifestyle. It’s great. It’s long. Grab a notebook and take some notes because you’ll want to remember some of this stuff! So we’ll keep this intro short.

Before we dive in, we just want to say thank you for the love this month. It’s been so much fun, and to be completely honest, we’re pretty sad it’s over. Gotta figure out how to keep it going! Make sure you’re signed up for our Thought For Food Thursday newsletter at tfflifestyle.com/newsletter and follow us on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook (especially our private group) to continue the conversation and learn even more nerdy nutrition science! All the links (including references) are in the show notes below. And keep spreading the epic dump revolution by using #takeepicdumps on social media even when Fiber February is over.

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Alright dump squad, let’s finish Fiber February off right. Enjoy the show.

-Jackson and Aaron

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Show Notes

References:

Intro:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22649260

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22709768

https://www.nap.edu/read/10490/chapter/9

Epidemiology:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442166

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24846385

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11288049

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18953766

Mortality:

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/180/6/565/2739168

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25858689

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25411285

Cardiovascular Disease:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8627965

http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6879

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9925120

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145012

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14747241

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13375489

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21940758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23045195

Stroke:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23539529

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23317525

Cancer:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21775566

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22234738

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22350922

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1333426

Type 2 Diabetes:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12197996

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10837285

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15277155

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18039988

Constipation:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14972075

Diverticular Disease:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9521633

Crohn’s Disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21542068

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23912083

Ulcerative Colitis:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12769445

Mechanisms of Action:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21095057

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24652102

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23319119

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24388214

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24390544

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24495527

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10235221

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25198138

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23385525

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9214697

http://gut.bmj.com/content/63/12/1913

https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-016-0189-7

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889855317301395?via%3Dihub#!

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Optimizing Epic Dump Frequency, Lowering Resting Heart Rate With Diet, and More! | Q&A 010

 

Listen on Google Play MusicLet’s face it. We love answering questions. We don’t claim to know everything, but we’re obsessed with trying to parse out some truths in science, nutrition, exercise, and beyond. This is why we started this podcast. And Q&A’s have always been an integral goal to helping us help the world. So behold! Q&A #10. We have started getting more questions than we can answer at one time, so we apologize if yours didn’t make the cut. We really appreciate everyone that provided questions, and we hope we answered them without being too obnoxious. There’s a lot of great stuff in here, including:

  • best foods and practices for preventing and managing osteoporosis and arthritis
  • how many epic dumps per day is optimal, and what foods lead to the most epic of the dumps?
  • how to talk to young kids about plant-based lifestyles
  • how did we get into exercise?
  • lots more!

Any relevant information or links will be linked below. We hope this episode helps you in some way, and makes you think of other questions to ask! If you want to ask a question, leave a comment on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), in our Facebook group, or by sending us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com. Bathe yourself in knowledge, nerds.

Thank you for listening, now go eat some plants.

-Jackson and Aaron


Show Notes

Osteoporosis/Arthritis info:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/almonds-for-osteoporosis/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/why-do-plant-based-diets-help-rheumatoid-arthritis/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/potassium-and-autoimmune-disease/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Pulses for Your Pulse:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/slow-beating-heart-beans-vs-exercise/

Epic dump frequency:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-many-bowel-movements-should-you-have-every-day/

Rhonda Patrick:

Website: http://foundmyfitness.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWF8SqJVNlx-ctXbLswcTcA

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Plant-Based Parenting Series #2 – Birth & Breastfeeding



Listen on Google Play MusicWelcome back to the Plant-Based Parenting Series! In the second installment of the series, Aaron walks you through:

The intense birth experience of his daughter Lilah

The effect of Cesarean Section births on the infant microbiota, how that impacts health outcomes and what you can do to mitigate some of the risks

What it was like to bring a new child home and how they survived sleep deprivation

The myriad benefits of breast feeding according to peer reviewed science and how they managed a supply issue after his wife returned to work  

If you liked the episode, please share it with your friends and/or with other vegan parenting sources as I am sure many people would like to know about the show. If anything was missed that you were really hoping would be covered, please email us at tfflifestyle@gmail.com and Aaron will try to address it in the next show or individually with you via email.


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If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to get the new episode right as it comes out. Also, subscribe our YouTube channel, Thought For Food TV

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

 

Show Notes

Link for TFF survey mentioned in the intro: bit.ly/tffsurvey

Link for episode #1 of the PBPS: https://www.tfflifestyle.com/tff070/

Link for Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting resource mentioned in intro: VPP

Data on Cesarean Sections and the Infant Microbiota:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967522/  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25668229

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110651/

Probiotics Recommended:

Probiota Infant

Probiotic 123

AAP Position Paper on Breastfeeding: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/3/e827

Other Breastfeeding Sources: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx

Data on Human Milk Oligosaccharides: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22513036

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Matt Frazier on Making Plant-Based Simple for Athletes with the No Meat Athlete Cookbook

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This week on the show we talk to Matt Frazier of the popular vegan/running blog, No Meat Athlete. No Meat Athlete, for those of you that are unaware, has been around almost a decade, and has since evolved into a podcast, a meal plan service, various products, and now a brand new cookbook. NMA, composed of both Matt and TFF podcast alumni, Doug Hay, is a tremendous resource for the plant-based athlete. From running and general exercise tips, nutrition information, and more, NMA is essential reading for any athlete thinking about eating more plants. Matt just released an amazing new cookbook, titled The No Meat Athlete Cookbook which has been a smashing success already, reaching the top 50 overall books on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon. That’s pretty crazy, not only for NMA but for the plant-based movement in general! The focus of the book is simple, practical, and delicious whole food plant-based recipes for athletes. Meals that are both nourishing and satiating, while at the same time incredibly easy to make. We can’t wait to get our hands on it! 

We talk with Matt about:

  • the current state of No Meat Athlete
  • his plans for growth of the company and future goals
  • biggest challenges of growing an online business
  • his math background and how that fits into his future
  • all things No Meat Athlete Cookbook
  • his new supplement company called Lightdrop and why it’s different than traditional supplement companies
  • and more!

Definitely be sure to check out No Meat Athlete and their podcast, and pick up the new book. We hope you enjoy the conversation!


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We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

All things No Meat Athlete:

nomeatathlete.com

Instagram: @nomeatathlete_official

Twitter: @NoMeatAthlete

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoMeatAthlete

Cookbook on Amazon

No Meat Athlete Podcast

Our episode with Doug Hay

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What’s The Deal With Gluten?

Gluten. Perhaps the hottest and most controversial trend in the food world at the moment. From celebrities to the blogosphere, there is so much information swirling around about this little set of storage proteins found in wheat and related grains. But what does the actual science say? Well, you’re in luck. We’re excited to present to you the 5th installment in our What’s The Deal podcast series, where we deep dive into the science on a specific nutrient or food to debunk the myths, clear up the science, and hopefully arm you with some knowledge. And today, our focus is gluten. From what it actually is, to its function, to discussing the clinical manifestations of serious gluten allergies. We then dive into common claims made about gluten, such as:

  • even if you don’t have celiac disease, gluten is still unhealthy
  • gluten is inflammatory
  • gluten causes autoimmune diseases
  • gluten causes fatigue, brain fog, and other neurological symptoms
  • going gluten free helps you lose weight

We want to make it clear that the goal of this episode is not to bash gluten or poke fun at anyone who has allergies or sensitivities to gluten. We just want to know what the science says about it. If it’s unhealthy to eat, we’d like to know. We have no agenda or financial ties to the gluten industry. We’re also not doctors or gastroenterologists, we are simply synthesizing the research and sharing it with you in a digestible manner. Please consult your physician before making any significant lifestyle changes and/or if you believe you have celiac disease.

We hope you enjoy learning about the science behind gluten, and would love to hear your feedback on the episode, so don’t hesitate to send us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by tweeting us, Instagramming us, or whatever else the cool kids are doing these days. We love hearing from you! So go eat some plants, and do some epic shit.

-Jackson and Aaron


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Do you get enough protein? Our new book, Dude, Where Do You Get Your Protein? is available now! Check it out at tfflifestyle.com/product/proteinbook and enjoy this amazing resource for everything there is to know about protein.

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

References cited:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20465858

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23287948

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24533607

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22825366

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16377907

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24885375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24369326

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10204832

https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/what-is-celiac-disease/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281277

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21224837

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26808363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10204832?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11451718?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16377907?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22939437

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17761020?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12740067?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20820954?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445821?dopt=Abstract

http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S0002-8223(11)01572-0/fulltext

http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(12)00743-5/fulltext

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25989710  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25642988

https://www.statista.com/statistics/261099/us-gluten-free-and-free-from-retail-sales/

https://paleoleap.com/11-ways-gluten-and-wheat-can-damage-your-health/

Related Podcasts:

 

What’s The Deal With Protein?

What’s The Deal With Soy?

What’s The Deal With Iron?

What’s The Deal With Carbs?

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