Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection

Systemic inflammation describes a chronic state of mostly sterile inflammation. In other words, it describes a steady-state of inflammation with no immediate infectious cause. Different factors drive this state of chronic inflammation. For one, it increases with age. Furthermore, lifestyle plays a very important role, with obesity and behaviors that drive it increasing it as … Continue reading Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection

Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!

A strong immune system is important for protecting you against a range of pathogens from viruses to fungi to bacteria. In addition, it helps keep you healthy and robust as you grow older. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. As the more virulent variants keep the pandemic fire smoldering, now is an opportune … Continue reading Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!

The HH&P Show Ep. 5: Assessing cardiometabolic risk with a Precision Health Report

Welcome to today's episode of the Health, Happiness, and Performance Show where we discuss how to assess cardiometabolic risk using a Precision Health Report. Last week we discussed the inflammation portion of the report in a blog you can check out here. Today we discuss the parts of the report covering insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, … Continue reading The HH&P Show Ep. 5: Assessing cardiometabolic risk with a Precision Health Report

Chronic inflammation: Proper testing and how to keep it low

Chronic inflammation is at the heart of the chronic diseases aging. You are more than likely going to suffer and/or succumb to one of these diseases, which include: Cardiovascular diseaseCancerRheumatoid arthritisType 2 diabetesAutoimmune diseasesNon-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseNeurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease) So, obviously, if there is anything you can do to limit unnecessary chronic … Continue reading Chronic inflammation: Proper testing and how to keep it low

Optimize health with a Fitbit: The Health, Happiness, & Performance Show Ep. 3

Hey folks, if you're looking to optimize health, I can't think of a better tool than a Fitbit. Most of the available models give you some pretty sweet information you can use to develop a healthy lifestyle. Wearables can be a great tool for motivation, giving you step goals to achieveand things of that nature. … Continue reading Optimize health with a Fitbit: The Health, Happiness, & Performance Show Ep. 3

The Health, Happiness, & Performance Show Ep. 2: Building strong circadian rhythms

Building strong circadian rhythms can dramatically improve many aspects of your life including: Improving your moodIncreasing your energy levelsModerating your appetitePromoting a healthy metabolismOptimizing immune functionImproving mental and physical performance In today's show we cover how circadian rhythms work, and why you need to be an active participant in the process to build a robust … Continue reading The Health, Happiness, & Performance Show Ep. 2: Building strong circadian rhythms