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We are all a collection of cells, organs, and tissues working together in synchrony for one common goal: survival. For most of our evolution humans battled with the environment, other life forms, and sometimes each other for survival. But now it seems for many of us, the battle is within. For some people, rather than … Continue reading Building resilience: The foundation of optimal gut health
From the inception of this blog my goal was to illustrate to people the importance of lifestyle for maintaining a healthy gut. I feel people put too much focus on things like probiotic and prebiotic supplementation and not enough on lifestyle factors. I also think most people get the idea that diet matters, but other … Continue reading Circadian disruption changes the microbiome and causes leaky gut
Most bowel disorders have some sort of circadian contribution, whether it be circadian disruption being one of the underlying causes of the disorder or a contributor to the persistence of it. So, with that in mind, I thought I'd cover how circadian disruption may contribute to the progression from gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) to small intestinal … Continue reading GERD and SIBO: A circadian perspective
Welp, before the summer called I planned to do a blog article detailing my health progress 1 year in to paying serious attention to my circadian rhythms. For the most part, I felt like I had pretty much everything down pat at the time. Then, of course, research did what research do and I found … Continue reading Circadian Retraining 18 months in: Continued gut and sleep improvements
Image source As I currently make my way through researching a new module in my Circadian Retraining Program, I've come across a pretty interesting review on the benefits of Sun exposure. The review backs up one side of a ping pong contest between health authorities trying to balance the benefits of Sun exposure with the … Continue reading Wanna live a long time? Get outside!
Image source Let's face it, jet lag sucks. It messes with your energy, focus, digestion, immune system, and disturbs your blood glucose regulation. So anything you can do to prevent these negative effects when you have to travel across time zones will make you healthier and more robust. The physiological consequences of jet lag are … Continue reading Hacking jet lag
A wonderful video/podcast was brought to my attention this weekend by one of the members of my Circadian Retraining Program private group. Normally it takes a bit of time for me to get to watching some of these videos, but the way she stated how she related to the material and how it validated her … Continue reading How healthy circadian rhythms prevent chronic disease
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
Many people with gut problems such as IBS, SIBO, IBD, and the like take to low fiber diets to manage their symptoms. While this isn't necessarily a bad approach in the short-term, current best practices indicate that this approach may not be suitable in the long term(>2 months). There are a number of reasons for … Continue reading That low fiber diet may be disrupting your circadian rhythms