Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces





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Published on Feb 17, 2016

Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combatting the modern obesity epidemic.

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Isn’t that a really fascinating mechanism? All along I was thinking of fiber more from just an energy density perspective (as in my video Eating More to Weigh Less http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eatin...), but the appetite-suppressing hormones are a whole new frontier. That underscores the urgency of the fact that 96% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended minimum intake of fiber (see my video Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? http://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-ve...).

Other paleo videos include:
• Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/paleo...)
• Paleolithic Lessons (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/paleo...)
• The Problem With the Paleo Diet Argument (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-p...)

For bowel function in the modern age, see, for example, How Many Bowel Movements Should You Have Every Day? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-m...) and Should You Sit, Squat, or Lean During a Bowel Movement? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/shoul...).

My latest on fiber:
• Diverticulosis: When Our Most Common Gut Disorder Hardly Existed (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/diver...)
• The Five to One Fiber Rule (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-f...)
• Is the Fiber Theory Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-th...)

And my latest on what your gut bacteria can do for you:
• Microbiome: The Inside Story (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/micro...)
• Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/prebi...)
• What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/whats...)
• How to Change Your Enterotype (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-t...)

More paleo diet videos on the way—and more microbiome too!

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