Circadian disruption may promote breast cancer spread via a damaged gut

Could circadian disruption provide a double hit to promote the spread and invasiveness of Breast Cancer?  A couple of studies published recently seem to suggest so.  A study published in May showed that decreased expression of Per2, one of the primary clock genes, plays a role in Breast Cancer.  This study indicated that the mechanism … Continue reading Circadian disruption may promote breast cancer spread via a damaged gut

Leaving the TV or lights on while sleeping may cause you to gain weight

Wow, it's been a busy couple of weeks for studies linking poor sleep and circadian disruption to weight gain and impaired metabolism.  Last week I covered 2 of these studies: The first showing that varying your sleep schedule increases the risk of metabolic impairment and the second showing that people who sleep in on the … Continue reading Leaving the TV or lights on while sleeping may cause you to gain weight

Variability in your sleep pattern doubles your risk of metabolic dysfunction

A study published earlier this month showed that variability in sleep timing and sleep schedule doubles a person's risk for metabolic dysfunction by increasing the risk of multiple metabolic abnormalities.  These metabolic abnormalities include: High Body Mass Index(BMI) High Waist Circumference Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure Elevated Diastolic Blood Pressure Elevated Triglycerides Low HDL Cholesterol Elevated … Continue reading Variability in your sleep pattern doubles your risk of metabolic dysfunction

Can optimizing circadian rhythms protect against Epstein-Barr virus reactivation?

The Epstein-Barr virus, the virus that causes mono, is extremely common with a prevalence of 90% in humans.  As with any virus, once you get it you always have it.  Despite this, the virus normally "enters latency" and doesn't continue to cause any problems unless it becomes reactivated later in life. When it does get … Continue reading Can optimizing circadian rhythms protect against Epstein-Barr virus reactivation?

The importance of proper breathing for gut health: Interview with Jon Haas

https://youtu.be/JvocLz9tKSg Hey folks, welcome to another video interview here at hackyourgut.com.  Today I have a guest who has written a book on breathing called Evolve your Breathing, my friend Jon Haas.  Jon is a personal trainer, martial artist, and owner of http://www.wariorfitness.org where he creates all sorts of great comprehensive exercise programs for people ranging … Continue reading The importance of proper breathing for gut health: Interview with Jon Haas