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How to pitch your podcast

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Connect with and impress a podcast writer

Now that you’ve got a podcast press kit (here’s our guide and the Bello Collective’s what, why, and how of podcast press kits if you need a refresher) it’s time to flex those muscles: we’ve compiled a list of publications accepting podcast pitches to help you share your show.

Keep it simple

Introduce yourself and describe your show (with links to your press kit — point out what’s important for them there), why you’re connecting with this writer specifically, and be sure to thank them for their consideration.

Your message is likely your first introduction to this writer. Even if they’re not in a place to address your show right now, they’ll remember how you initially approached them. Be a gracious representative of your show and of podcasting as a whole, and be deliberate about what you’re asking of this writer. (Bonus points if you…

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Could this common bad habit be causing leaky gut?

Hack your gut

If you’re someone with a gut problem, you’ve probably been taken on the rollercoaster of restrictive dieting, boatloads of supplements, and pharmaceutical drugs that give waning symptom relief.  And what do you have to show for it?  Probably not a whole lot.

One area that I’ve found is almost entirely unexplored by most people, and the primary topic this blog is centered around, is lifestyle.  Our behavior drives a lot of what goes on in our body, from the tips of your toes to the top of your head.  And this most certainly includes what happens in your gut.

Factors such as exercise, meal timing, the feeding/fasting cycle, stress, sleep, habitual diet, and diet quality are all very important factors that can play a major role in our gut health.  But there is one insidious habit that all of us are guilty of that may be particularly damaging: late night…

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The biohacker’s guide to preventing leaky gut

Wonderful overview!

Hack your gut

Given the focus of this blog, you can imagine that I feel gut health is pretty important to overall health.  This not only applies to people who are dealing with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO, and IBD, but also to health and longevity as a whole.  There’s a ton of evidence linking “leaky gut” to many of the chronic diseases of aging including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Cancer. So, basically, most of the things that will end up killing you.

A recent paper looked at leaky gut and longevity.  The paper found that disease-free centenarians living in one of the Blue Zones had lower levels of markers of leaky gut than healthy 40 year olds.  In addition, when compared to 40 year olds who had just had a heart attack, markers of leaky gut in these centenarians compared even better.

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New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?

Hack your gut

Over the last few years, “leaky gut” has moved from pure quackery to one of the leading topics in immunological research.  Part of this is because people refer to it as leaky gut, which doesn’t really lend any scientific credence to the topic.  Truth be told, I hate this term, preferring the much more scientifically accurate intestinal permeability.  But I can’t control what people search over the internet.

As you may have guessed by the name of my blog, I feel gut health is a critical factor in overall health.  But my perspective is vastly different than most on the subject.  In a time when people focus solely on things like probiotics, antimicrobial supplements, glutamine, and other things that we put in to our gut, my approach is firmly planted in lifestyle that includes multiple factors.  Things like circadian rhythms and such.

In my opinion, the study last year showing…

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Eureka! Specific bacteria are associated with specific conditions and symptoms!

CFS Remission

I have just pushed a new update to the
http://microbiomeprescription.azurewebsites.net/ website. The new page lists bacteria associated with specific symptoms and conditions.

Finding Gender specific bacteria shown above agrees with research

Right Thinking

Almost all published studies report “found average of patients X bacteria is statistically {higher|lower} than the controls”. If you look through my Condition templates, you will see that for some conditions, one study reported high and another low — dilemma!

Not dilemma, but a hint to the nature of the problem.

Repeating the old gospel

Over the last 6 years, I have been ascribing ME/CFS ets to a microbiome dysfunction – that is, a complex shifting of bacteria that alters the metabolites that the body receives. The key work is complex shifting. It is not, too high or too low — which is a naive simplistic thinking of the issue.

Statistical tests on averages on less sensitive

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A Tale of Three Metals and The Fate of Western Civilization

jameslyonsweiler.com

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Biff: LET’S DIG UP TOXINS, PURIFY THEM, AND INJECT THEM INTO OURSELVES! AND BABIES! AND PREGNANT WOMEN! AND LET’S PUT THEM INTO PAINT THAT WE USE IN OUR HOMES WE LIVE IN, AND PUMP THEM INTO THE AIR WE BREATHE! AND LET’S MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER WE DRINK COMES INTO OUR HOMES IN PIPES THAT LEACH LEAD!
Buff: ARE YOU MAD?
Biff: NO, BUT WE WILL BE!

The Romans drank beverages prepared in lead vessels, and brought spring water into their homes through lead pipes. Lead poisoning undoubtedly hastened the fall of the Roman empire. So when we think about the evidence that we are harming ourselves, and our children, with lead in the water, mercury in the air, mercury in flu vaccines, and aluminum in many other vaccines, one has to wonder: what are the likely effects on society?

  1. African Americans will suffer the most. Due to Vitamin…

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Waning Immunogenicity, Vaccine-Driven Evolution and Hyperimmunization: We Can No Longer Deny the Obvious

jameslyonsweiler.com

UPDATE: HELP ME BUILD THE WWDNYK STUDIO 

NB:This article was originally published on Medium but that account was silenced following publication.

“GET YOUR VACCINES! HERD IMMUNITY! You anti-vaxxers are putting other people at risk!”

This level of ‘debate’ is an emotional appeal to fear and is a form of coercion.

In reality, many current vaccines have reached the limit of their usefulness, and there is no hiding it.

Worse, some current vaccines may make the vaccinated more susceptible to infection from the very pathogens they were designed to immunize against- or other pathogens that the vaccine does not target.

I’ve looked at toxicity of metals like aluminum and mercury in great detail and find a great deal of support in the scientific literature for serious issues with injection of thimerosal and aluminum. Tens of thousands of hours and two and half papers later, we have a viable theory for…

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Where can I find a comprehensive list of autoimmune antibodies and their targets?

TK Talk

Comprehensive lists of autoantigens, i.e., the body’s own molecules, mainly proteins that become targets of the body’s own antibodies, autoantibodies, are available but they’re not easy to find especially for non-specialists.

Typically, researchers specializing in one autoimmune condition or disease periodically write reviews on the topic and such reviews typically tabulate the most common autoimmune targets identified thus far in that condition or disease.

For example, a 2012 review article lists 81 autoimmune diseases along with their prominent targets (1).

However, recently some researchers have made the effort to trawl through thousands of papers published over several decades and collated the information about autoantigens targeted by autoantibodies scattered across them. The result is an alphabetized and searchable database they call AagAtlas database 1.0 (2). It is freely accessible here: AAgAtlas-index

Its Browse & Download section offers an A-to-Z downloadable list of autoantigens identified thus far. Expectation…

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