Proper function of the vagus nerve is important to overall health. The vagus nerve helps regulate the stress response and is the communication line in the brain-gut axis. As a result, poor vagal function and lead to high stress and poor digestion. There are a number of tips online that help promote vagal stimulation. This … Continue reading A strong vagus nerve: Circadian Retraining 2.5 years in
People go to great lengths to improve their gut health, and for good reason. Good gut health is the key to overall health. A new study shows something many avoid has a beneficial effect on gut health. If you talk to your dermatologist, they will likely tell you to avoid the Sun to prevent skin … Continue reading Improve gut health with this neglected behavior
High blood sugar causes a variety of problems in the human body. It damages blood vessel walls, increases plaque accumulation, damages the kidneys, and damages nerves throughout the body. Oh yeah, it also causes leaky gut. Now, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University identified another problem with high blood sugar: It … Continue reading High blood sugar dampens the circadian clock
The microbiome is a hot topic in the health world these days. As is the case with most things, the initial hype has been met with a bit of disappointment. But, I think this is more of a pendulum swinging back to sanity type of thing. One of the fundamental problems with looking at probiotics … Continue reading Looking for a healthy microbiome? Start here!
New "Human's Guide..." course series... Hey folks, in an effort to improve the site, I'm creating some courses to help people understand how their body works. I notice that there is a lot of confusion as to what constitutes good health advice. I think a good deal of this is corrected by earning about basic … Continue reading New “Courses” on the site with all new Human’s Guide!!!
Gut dysbiosis is an imbalance in the bacterial communities that live in the gut. Dysbiosis plays a big role in the increase of gut disorders such as IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the genes in the gut belong to our microbiome, not us. Circadian … Continue reading How circadian disruption causes gut dysbiosis
A healthy gut obviously depends quite a bit on diet. The quickest way to an unhealthy gut is a high calorie, low quality diet. But diet is only one factor in shaping gut health. In the last blog I covered the gut hormone GLP-1. If you didn't read that blog, check it out here because … Continue reading Osteocalcin: A bone hormone that promotes a healthy gut
IBS symptoms cause a lot of discomfort. The primary symptoms of IBS in the gut include: Gas/bloatingAbdominal pain & crampingDiarrheaConstipationNauseaFrequent trips to the bathroom Most evidence points to changes in gut sensory function and motility as causes of IBS. But this information isn't all that useful if you can't determine what's causing failure at both … Continue reading Does GLP-1 play a major role in IBS symptoms?