SIBO, short for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is a condition where bacteria overgrow in the small intestine. While we normally find bacteria in the small intestine, the numbers pale in comparison to the large intestine, or colon. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352345X19300943#fig1 As you can see, the amount of bacteria in the small intestine ranges from in the 1000s … Continue reading What SIBO teaches us about healing the gut
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Have you every heard of beta glucans? Well if you haven't, today's your lucky day. This source of soluble dietary fiber has a rich history of research for its purported benefits. However, as with many other types of fiber, beta glucans aren't just one thing. Depending on the source, they have different effects. Therefore, it's … Continue reading Beta glucans: Metabolic and immune boosting powerhouses
Fixing leaky gut is no straight-forward problem. It's not like you have a hole in your tire that you simply need to patch. It's more like you have a hole in the bottom of your boat and you're 5 miles offshore. Consequently, you're screwed. Your gut isn't just a tube that gets holes in it. … Continue reading Fixing leaky gut: What you need to know!
Wanna learn how to improve sleep? Have you tinkered around with blocking blue light and time-restricted eating without much improvement? Well, maybe you should teach your cells to take out the trash. A new paper discovered why our biological clocks become disrupted with age. As a result, our sleep gets worse and our risk for … Continue reading How to improve sleep: Keep your cells tidy!
The concept of immune boosting foods generally centers around the theory that increased levels of everyday nutrients involved in immunity will boost it. A great example is the use of high dose vitamin C for the prevention of the common cold. But human physiology is vastly more complicated than that. Furthermore, "Immune boosting foods" is … Continue reading Immune boosting foods and your microbiome
Have you heard the term leaky gut but don't know what it's about? Have you consulted Dr. Google only to find out it doesn't exist, or that if you eat gluten you definitely have it? Unfortunately, there's a lot of myths and misconceptions circulating the interwebz. And even worse, those things somehow manage to be … Continue reading Is leaky gut real?
We get a number of requests to post a "healthy gut diet", which is impossible to do. The primary issue is that we're all different. Thus, what's best for your gut depends on several factors: Are you trying to fix a problem or optimize an already healthy gut?GeneticsFood allergies & intolerancesActivity levelsSleepWorking day vs night … Continue reading Healthy gut diet: Foods you should eat for optimal gut health
Personalized nutrition is a hot topic these days. It's based around the concept of bio-individuality: That each of us thrives on a diet that depends on a lot of different factors. These factors include genetics, sleep, meal composition, meal timing, physical activity, and the microbiome. Unfortunately, this idea really doesn't sell well. It's much easier … Continue reading Personalized Nutrition: How to find the perfect diet for you