A New Understanding of SIBO and IBS, with Mark Pimentel

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an expert on conditions related to the microbiome, including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). In this edition of Revolution Health Radio, I welcome Dr. Pimentel back to the show to talk about SIBO and its links to IBS, food poisoning, and autoimmunity.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The link between food poisoning, SIBO, and IBS
  • IBS and autoimmunity
  • Available treatments for people with IBS-D
  • Getting treatment for IBS-C and methane-predominant SIBO
  • Pimentel’s upcoming study on lovastatin
  • Small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO)
  • The low-fermentation diet (and problems with the low-FODMAP diet)
  • New findings from Dr. Pimentel

Show notes:

Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week I’m really excited to welcome Dr. Mark Pimentel back on the show as my guest. Dr. Pimentel is currently the head of the Pimentel Laboratory and executive director of the Medically Associated Science and Technology, or MAST, program at Cedars-Sinai. This program focuses on the development of drugs, diagnostic tests, and devices related to conditions of the microbiome.

Dr. Pimentel has been very active in research and served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous basic science, translational, and clinical

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Nose-to-Tail Eating: Everything You Need to Know

This article originally appeared in Paleo Magazine.

The Paleo diet is often mischaracterized as first and foremost a high-meat diet, and not just in the media but by some Paleo eaters who carefully build their meals around meat, seeking out only the leanest cuts.

Meat is an important part of Paleo-style eating, yet the most common mistake made by those who go Paleo is eating too much meat—muscle meat, that is.

By always choosing muscle meat, like a steak or a chicken breast, Paleo followers tend to ignore the other bits of the animal:

  • Skin
  • Cartilage
  • Bone
  • Bone marrow
  • Organ meats
  • Tendons
  • Fattier meat cuts
  • Animal fats, like lard and tallow

If you’re not eating nose to tail, you could be missing out on important nutrients. Here’s why nose-to-tail eating is an important part of ancestral health.

Can you eat too much meat on a Paleo diet? Yes—when it comes to muscle meats. For a balanced nutrient-dense diet, you need to eat nose to tail, like our ancestors did. Find out how to get other cuts of meat onto your plate. #paleo #nutrition #chriskresser

If You Want to Eat like Your Ancestors, Eat Nose to Tail

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