Does chronic inflammation cause cardiovascular disease? Absolutely not!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 801,000 deaths annually.  Even more shocking, it's estimated that nearly 92.1 million Americans are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease progresses as plaques build up in blood vessel walls, impairing blood circulation.  This process can cause … Continue reading Does chronic inflammation cause cardiovascular disease? Absolutely not!

New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

The beautiful part about science is that different research groups come at problems from different perspectives.  In a recent paper looking for biomarkers to differentiate irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) from inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) and healthy controls, researchers found a unique profile of proteins found in the intestinal fluids of people with IBS. These findings are great … Continue reading New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?

My foray in to circadian biology over the last few years has given me a fresh perspective on a number of things.  There are a few things I've told people with gut and adrenal problems to avoid because they can make those issues worse.  Most of the time, this has to do with how things … Continue reading Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?

Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size

Of the many different variables we can manipulate to promote our health, time is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and possibly important factors out there.  Most of us focus on what and how much, almost to a fault.  What kind of food?  What kind of exercise?  How much food?  How much exercise?  How … Continue reading Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size

Wanna fix gut, adrenal, and sleep problems? You gotta start here…

Living in modern society has it's benefits.  While our ancestors and fellow modern humans living in 3rd world conditions have to deal with a range of deadly pathogens, our modern healthcare system is well-equipped to deal with things of that nature.  While both tend to die of these infections, we stick around because we have … Continue reading Wanna fix gut, adrenal, and sleep problems? You gotta start here…