Image source The great thing about science is that it causes us to evolve our thinking on topics over time. When we look back at the days of bloodletting as a serious form of medicine, it's easy to laugh at the simplistic approach to a very complex topic. It probably wasn't easy to laugh for … Continue reading Why We Sleep: A book everyone should read
Time-restricted feeding(TRF) is a method of meal scheduling that involves restricting your eating window every day, typically to 12 hours or less. The data seems to be up and down on whether it's useful for anything, likely because there are other factors that are at play for most of the things they study it for. … Continue reading Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?
Whew, another day another opportunity to overstate the results of a clinical research study. The study in question is the new study showing that an acidic environment disrupts the circadian clock by inhibiting mTORC1, and this effect can be reversed by buffering the environment with something such as baking soda. While this study does give … Continue reading Baking soda prevents cancer? Nope, but now we know how exercise may
One of the more difficult aspects of playing around with circadian rhythms is that there is quite a bit of individual variability that can affect outcomes. People regularly ask me: When is the best time to eat? When should I exercise? How much exercise should I do and what type? How should I break up … Continue reading Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut
As someone who had pre-diabetic blood glucose readings in his late 20s, I came to understand the many problems that awaited me if I didn't get my posterior in gear. I remember the first time I had a bad reading during my annual physical. An aberration I thought. I wasn't extremely overweight and I exercised … Continue reading How hyperglycemia is destroying your gut health
While I'm in no rush to meet my end via any means, I can think of no worse final chapter in the story of a person's life than succumbing to Alzheimer's Disease. A slow progressive cognitive decline, punctuated by forgetting your family, not being able to form new memories, and a total loss of executive … Continue reading The only useful approach to avoiding Alzheimer’s disease…
If you're like me, you can't get enough of your learn-on about gut health. From time to time, I kinda get bored of reading research articles and enjoy a little fluff. So I was pleasantly surprised to come upon this 2 part series on gut health from Catalyst, an Australian investigative science television series … Continue reading Great 2-part documentary on gut health
Well, it seems as though it's gut week this week as another amazing study has been published that may make a few of you who eat 5-6 meals a day a little concerned. Especially if you have some sort of functional bowel disorder. If you read my last blog on the best way to prevent … Continue reading New study identifies key factor in regenerating the gut wall
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 … Continue reading New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?
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!