"...all parts of the gastrointestinal tract are under pervasive control of the circadian clock, and perturbances of circadian rhythmicity through jet lag or shift work acutely manifest themselves predominantly as gastrointestinal discomfort. Long term disruption of the circadian clock in these tissues may lead to serious diseases such as colorectal cancer or metabolic syndrome." … Continue reading Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut
As far as interventions go that prevent chronic disease, increased physical activity is king. A recent article in Scientific American goes over a number of reasons why evidence indicates that human health is contingent upon adequate physical activity. The article, titled Humans Evolved to Exercise, covers how our physiology seems to demand high levels … Continue reading 5 reasons why being more physically active can help fix your gut
Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating the affected systems and treating them as if they're separate from the whole. The problem with this approach is that every system in the human body almost never functions in isolation. This doesn't mean that the modern approach is wrong or not … Continue reading Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion
Well, Week 1 of the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge is officially finished and we already have some pretty impressive changes going on. While some people waited for January 1st to begin their voyage to optimal gut health, I did release the information 2 weeks early so people could get acclimated to what they'd be doing. … Continue reading Stop Leaky Gut Challenge: Week 2 progress report
It's been a while since I've covered the importance of gut health for healthy aging, but today's the day to jump right back in to the swing of things. A study published late last year found that disease-free centenarians seem to have much healthier guts than younger people when it comes to 2 key … Continue reading Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster
https://youtu.be/6BrpwCtJfoM Happy New Year and thanks to all of you who have been reading and sharing my stuff! The Stop Leaky Gut Challenge is officially underway, and I thought what better way to start off the New Year than to share the importance of measuring progress in a lifestyle modification program? In this … Continue reading Laying out a plan to improve your health
Note: I go much deeper in the weeds in the podcast version of this blog. I also include some pretty nifty hacks that increases blood flow to the gut. If you listen and like the podcast via itunes or any of the other podcast apps, leave me a review letting me know if you … Continue reading Podcast 8: Solving leaky 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 … Continue reading Could this common bad habit be ruining your gut?
https://youtu.be/LmMuLbuvbjk Hey folks, did a little video and podcast rundown of what we'll be doing for the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge starting January 1st. We'll be working on shaping behavior for 12 weeks in order to bring our guts in to tip top shape. In this presentation, I give the underlying principles behind the … Continue reading Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge?
Unless you're a stranger to this blog, you know how highly I hold optimal metabolic health in regard to healing or preventing gut problems. A recent study found that 12.2% of the US population has optimal metabolic health. When you consider that this includes all adults over the age of 18, you may be … Continue reading Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems