Inflammation is an essential process that helps protect our body from infection and starts the healing process. When we get an infection or injure ourselves, pro-inflammatory cytokines help attract immune cells to address the threat to our body. During an infection, this helps alert the immune system and allows immune cells to recognize and eliminate … Continue reading The powerful anti-inflammatory you make every day
Resistance training is a common form of exercise using calisthenics or weights. There are a number of benefits to this form of exercise, primarily centered around maintaining muscle mass and bone density. I get asked 2 questions quite a bit. They are: What is the best type of exercise?Is exercise a good option for improving … Continue reading Resistance training for optimizing circadian rhythms
Do leaky gut and COVID-19 share some sort of a relationship? According to a recent study they do. And when you look at other data as well as the mechanism, it definitely makes sense! In this paper, researchers found that a certain set of inflammatory biomarkers in the blood could predict severe COVID-19 outcomes. Researchers … Continue reading Leaky gut and COVID-19: Is there a connection?
Hey folks, we have a special new IBS case report series coming to the blog. This is a joint venture between Hack Your Gut and Nordic Clinics in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the last year, we've been working together on various projects including presentations and protocols on GI problems. This IBS case report series has been … Continue reading New IBS case report series coming soon!!!
Respiratory failure is one of the leading causes of death due to COVID-19 infection. It occurs when the capillaries in your lung fail to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the alveoli in your lungs. Death effectively occurs due to suffocation. The gut-lung axis is one of several axes in the body involving the gut … Continue reading Respiratory failure in COVID-19: The gut-lung axis
New data out on the novel coronoavirus indicates that many people may experience gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 infection. In fact, that number may be upwards of 50%. But how does a respiratory tract infection affect the gut? Well, clues to that come from another newly discovered symptom: The loss of taste and smell. That seemingly … Continue reading Gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19: Why do they occur?
The race is on to find a cure for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus leaving a path of destruction behind it. In addition to killing thousands around the World, the economic destruction it's left behind is shocking. But that's not the only shocking thing about COVID-19. It's humble beginnings in Wuhan, China seemed innocent enough. Being … Continue reading COVID-19: Why it may hit Americans hard
Chronic constipation is a condition where people have infrequent, difficult elimination of the bowels. Many times it's due to problems with motility in the colon, but the small intestine can also be a problem. Often, people rely on motility aids to goose things along. Of course, this improves symptoms and allows the person to "go". … Continue reading Chronic constipation? Take your foot off the ileal brake
Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that colonizes the human stomach. Though found in most humans, it often becomes problematic. Many people believe having H. pylori leads to stomach ulcers, but this isn't correct. It's perfectly normal to have H. pylori in your stomach, but when it overgrows, it causes problems. Oftentimes, people experience … Continue reading Got Helicobacter pylori with gastritis? Stop doing this!!!
Hey folks, viral immunity is very important for optimal health. Given the mass hysteria over the coronavirus pandemic, I put together a video on the basics of viral immunity. https://youtu.be/V6iz0Iguvg4 Many of us take our immune system for granted. As a result, our immune function isn't all that great. But there are many things we … Continue reading Viral immunity 101-What you need to know