Muscle loss is a tremendous problem as we age. This process, known as sarcopenia, starts at around age 30 and proceeds at a rate of around 3-5% of your muscle mass every decade. There is no way around this, it will hit us all. And, unfortunately, it plays a major role in our eventual demise. … Continue reading How an unhealthy gut causes muscle loss
Are you concerned about getting too much protein on keto? Well first off, you may want to know why this is an issue. Protein is essentially a string of of amino acids. Through a process called gluconeogenesis, we convert some of these amino acids into glucose. Consequently, it's not out of the realm of possibilities … Continue reading Too much protein on keto? Here’s the solution
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GI transit time is how long food stays in your gut. It starts when food enters your mouth and ends when it becomes cannon fodder to your morning coffee. A recent paper found that GI transit time tells us a lot about our gut and metabolic health. But the most interesting thing about the study … Continue reading What your GI transit time says about your gut health
Going outside is something most of us take for granted. We don't really think of going outside as something that can impact our health. But there's no doubt that it's something our ancestors did for eons up until recently. This isn't to say that people don't go outside every day. With few exceptions, everyone goes … Continue reading Is going outside essential to optimal health?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where excess bacteria grow in the small intestine. While there are normally trillions of bacteria in the gut, their numbers are low in the small intestine of healthy people. Different areas of the gut contain varying amounts of microbes, expressed as log colony-forming units per gram(CFU/g). In … Continue reading The secret to eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Foods that increase butyrate in the gut are normally considered high fiber foods. Since we don't digest fiber, members of our microbiome ferment it, converting it into butyrate. But there are other foods that increase butyrate in our gut. For one, many foods such as butter contain butyrate in them. The problem with getting butyrate … Continue reading High protein foods that increase butyrate in the gut
Low carb diets are becoming increasingly popular due to their effectiveness for weight loss. Though they've been around for while, concerns over their long term effects prevented health authorities and physicians from recommending them. Even if there are long term concerns with low carbohydrate diets, being overweight or obese likely causes much larger problems. As … Continue reading Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know
Managing IBS is so important for those who suffer from it. Many of the GI symptoms of IBS have a major impact on a person's quality of life. Currently, there aren't many things a person with IBS can do to help manage their symptoms. The FODMAP diet is a useful way to find out specific … Continue reading Managing IBS: 5 proven strategies to reduce your worst symptoms
Have you ever heard of a FODMAP diet? It's a relatively obscure diet for most people until they're diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). Subsequently, for those with IBS, a FODMAP diet is life changing. On the other hand, a FODMAP diet may provide benefits to others, even for those who don't meet the qualifications of … Continue reading Using a FODMAP diet to optimize gut health