Your digestive system is a critical component of your overall health. It consists of 3 components: Your digestive tract, the hollow tube that runs from your mouth to your anusAccessory organs/glands such as the pancreas and gallbladder The microbiome, which essentially functions as an extra organ with a completely different genome https://biologydictionary.net/digestive-system/ The traditional view … Continue reading Why you need routine for a healthy digestive system
Month: February 2021
Normal blood sugar begins in the gut
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is an important component of health. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the ability to control blood glucose goes out the window. In these conditions, it's an impairment of insulin secretion or insulin sensitivity. But this is a rather myopic view of blood glucose regulation. There's another important … Continue reading Normal blood sugar begins in the gut
Eliminating Candida albicans from the gut is a BAD idea
Candida albicans(C. albicans) is an interesting component of the human microbiome. Most of us have it, it normally lives in harmony with us, but it becomes problematic in some people. C. albicans is the most common cause of human fungal infection. It's dimorphic, meaning it exists as both a yeast and a fungus depending on … Continue reading Eliminating Candida albicans from the gut is a BAD idea
Should everyone avoid gluten?
Do you avoid gluten despite not having an issue with it? Gluten avoidance is a hot topic, and many people assume that humans shouldn't consume foods with gluten. But is there a good reason for this? Furthermore, are there drawbacks to avoiding gluten? Before we get there, what is gluten and why do people say … Continue reading Should everyone avoid gluten?
8 keys to staying healthy
Staying healthy is incredibly important in this day and age. While a mutating virus is currently captivating audiences around the world, chronic disease is killing infinitely more people day in and day out. That's not to say one is more important than the other. I imagine you don't care what tries to kill you moreso … Continue reading 8 keys to staying healthy