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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Deborah Writes:
This is one of Elaine's Nobel Prize winning theories. Bacterial fermentation produces SCFAs (Short Chain Fatty Acids) which are then (sometimes - or by some people, or maybe depending on which bacteria one harbors) absorbed, so a 4 calorie g of carb becomes a 9 calorie g of fat, which leads one to have absorbed more than twice as many calories as one actually consumed. I have a feeling that this can happen even when protein isn't being absorbed properly, and of course, with legal carbs one can't yet tolerate.

Originally from the Long Island listserve.

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