If you've found your way to this blog, chances are you've heard of the term "leaky gut". You're also probably familiar with how chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on your health. In a previous blog I went over how the gut regulates how leaky and inflamed it is via the pregnane X receptor. If you … Continue reading Is bile the key that turns on the gut clock?
Synopsis Circadian rhythms play an important role in our biology by adjusting it in a way that takes advantage of patterns in food availability. They exert a substantial influence over our physiology by controlling many aspects of our behavior including state of arousal, motivation, appetite, and digestion. Circadian disruption is associated with a number of … Continue reading The circadian influence on gut health and disease
One of the most frequent questions I received early on was what someone without a gallbladder should do to optimize their bile output. I didn't have an answer then, but after doing a little digging I believe I may have that answer. But, the answer I came across isn't specific to people with poor bile flow or a missing gallbladder. In fact, what I found may answer the question, "How do you optimize bile output in all organisms?" Even if it doesn't answer that question, the study I found that provided the answer was done in humans, so it directly applies to us.
Of all the factors I've discussed on this blog, one of the most important variables involved in gut health is something called the enterohepatic circulation. The enterohepatic circulation more or less functions as a detoxification loop between the gut and liver. As toxins enter your gut, some are detoxified by cells of the gut wall … Continue reading Bile flow, bacteria, and chronic inflammation
If you're sick of dealing with digestive issues and haven't looked in to the amino acid taurine, I'm here to wake you up. While you may know taurine from its starring role in energy drinks or the neurological problems experienced by Pottenger's Cats, it plays a powerful role in the gastrointestinal environment. But how powerful? … Continue reading 10 reasons why you need taurine for amazing gut health