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Monday, November 14

Palmitoleate: The Lucky Number Omega-7

So I woke up, seeing my lively, bubbly glass of lard and oatmeal porridge. Its comforting to know that when I sleep, those microbes in my next days breakfast are happy busily breaking down the phytates and carbohydrates into pure energetic free fatty acids. Mixing the oatmeal and lard emulsifies the weighty lard and does the job that my bile salts and liver would struggle to do, been doin it ever since I realized that.

Something that irks me about my breakfast is using cheap hydrogenated lard. I hear about all the drama surrounding trans-fats and wonder, “do microbes breakdown trans-fats into fatty acids?” I was sure they do, but what happens to the 'trans' configuration? Armed with my question, I plug into my question. Startpage it, don't google, but, ­is it ironic that I'm back here using googlicious blogger? My reasoning is I don't like to be psychologically profiled by esoteric technocrats wanting to predict the future.

Anyway, first I searched, Bacterial lipolysis lots of research for ruminants, I expect that, so definitely another point for the beauty of the cow, but hasn't really satisfied the trans-fat issue. Then, bacteria and trans-fats and learned about microbial production of trans-palmitoleate for this nugget and then palmitoleate then I wrote this blog for you peoples.
Palmitoleate is an omega-7 fat,
the old person smell, their skin oxidizes this fat... strange. But, this interesting article Fat makes you healthier! : Observations of a Nerd --- it writes about a study of a high fat diet between two mice:

“The lipid is the first of its kind found to act as a hormone, signaling muscles cells to react better to insulin and reducing levels of inflammatory chemicals produced by the body.”
~interesting, I'll read on.
“When the scientists examined the composition of the fats in the super-mice, they found that palmitoleate, normally rare, was the third most common. ….[they] resorted instead to making their own fats, namingly palmitoleate.”
~So, my conspiracy theory oriented mind connected the dots between bacterial creation of omega-7 and what is going on in my oatmeal lard breakfast. In addition to the lard being already emulsified within the oatmeal, the carbohydrates being predigested into fatty acids, the microbes are converting some of the saturated fat into omega-7, which “in addition to booting the response to insulin in muscle cells, prevents liver cells from accumulating harmful fats, and reduces the amount of inflammation-promoting chemicals which are linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses.” according to that blogger.

So, put another on the board for microbe enabled frugality.
Feed them fats and they will produce the hormone acting healty fat, palmitoleate. I wonder what the significance of oxidizing this fat in old age indicates to a persons digestive flora. I didn't really get to the bottom of what happens to trans-fats though did I? Oh whell, still following that white rabbit with a black front-side. (Thank Jason Verbelli for that one)

Remember: your body doesn't want carbs, fats, and protein, it wants glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids.

Here's the wordy scientific blitz: (haven't read yet)

By y’all, Keep your head out of the sand and your feet in the water.