Dealing with a hormone imbalance is tough work. Since hormones run a chunk of our physiology, it's like running a car without gasoline, oil, or coolant. What's worse, the symptoms that come along with a hormonal imbalance take a lot out of you. They include: FatigueAnxietyBrain fog/lack of focusDepressionPoor sleepInfertilityHigh/low blood sugarHigh/low blood pressureObesityRapid weight … Continue reading Got hormone imbalance? The shockingly effective keys to fix it
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition where a person's heart rate elevates rapidly when going from seated to standing. POTS occurs because blood vessels don't tighten rapidly enough when you stand quickly. It's a form of autonomic dysfunction that causes blood to pool in the legs and the brain receives inadequate blood flow. … Continue reading Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!
Menopause symptoms can be terrible whether you're pre-, peri-, postmenopausal. I need to do a lot more blogs on health factors that affect women beyond child-bearing age. Not only is it a tremendously under-served group, but it also happens to be one that regularly reads my blog. Fortunately, I dug in to the topic a … Continue reading Menopause symptoms are worse with circadian disruption
A study published yesterday showed that early time-restricted feeding(eTRF) for 4 days led to several metabolic improvements in overweight adults who were metabolically healthy. The study found that compared to eating from 8am-8pm, when doing subjects doing eTRF(8am-2pm) had: Decreased mean 24 hour blood glucose levels Decreased glucose spikes, especially at night(Duh) Increased ketones and … Continue reading Early time-restricted eating improves glycemic control, cortisol rhythm, and may promote autophagy
Mast cell activation syndrome(MCAS) is a condition where mast cells release histamine and other inflammatory mediators that cause allergic-type reactions in the body. As a results, people begin experiencing allergic-type reactions when they consume foods high in histamine or its precursors. Many people dealing with chronic mast cell activation spend a loooooooong time trying to … Continue reading Mast cell activation improving with circadian optimization
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
My foray in to circadian biology over the last few years has given me a fresh perspective on a number of things. There are a few things I've told people with gut and adrenal problems to avoid because they can make those issues worse. Most of the time, this has to do with how things … Continue reading Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?
Of the many different variables we can manipulate to promote our health, time is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and possibly important factors out there. Most of us focus on what and how much, almost to a fault. What kind of food? What kind of exercise? How much food? How much exercise? How … Continue reading Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size
Living in modern society has it's benefits. While our ancestors and fellow modern humans living in 3rd world conditions have to deal with a range of deadly pathogens, our modern healthcare system is well-equipped to deal with things of that nature. While both tend to die of these infections, we stick around because we have … Continue reading Wanna fix gut, adrenal, and sleep problems? You gotta start here…
Taken from: http://eyesonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/human-circadian-biological-clock1.png Within you are trillions of tiny little timekeepers that keep things running on a schedule. These timekeepers ensure that your body runs like a perfectly timed orchestra performing a musical masterpiece. Typically the performance goes smoothly, with nary a missed note or beat. However, messing with the timekeepers can ruin the performance. … Continue reading Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food