Chronic diarrhea is a common condition affecting nearly 20 million Americans every year. Many factors may contribute to the condition including: ObesityHigh daily carbohydrate intakeBeing femaleFeeling depressed A lot of mystery surrounds the causes of diarrhea. As a result, people often have problems addressing it. One factor strongly associated with chronic diarrhea is obesity. However, … Continue reading Chronic diarrhea more common in the obese
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!
The Epstein-Barr virus, the virus that causes mono, is extremely common with a prevalence of 90% in humans. As with any virus, once you get it you always have it. Despite this, the virus normally "enters latency" and doesn't continue to cause any problems unless it becomes reactivated later in life. When it does get … Continue reading Can optimizing circadian rhythms protect against Epstein-Barr virus reactivation?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(ME/CFS) is a disorder defined by a cluster of symptoms with no known medical cause. This cluster of symptoms always includes fatigue and exercise intolerance, but may also include digestive abnormalities, sleep problems, and pain. As of 2015, it's believed that between 836,00-2.5 million people suffer from ME/CFS. Unfortunately, there is no cure … Continue reading Chronic fatigue syndrome gone with circadian optimization
As we grow older it seems as though we begin to fall apart in many ways. We lose muscle mass and bone density, gain fat mass, get poorer sleep, become more forgetful, are less resilient to stress, are more easily injured, and much worse at recovering from injury. Oops, forgot to mention our immune system … Continue reading Preventing the impact of aging on the circadian clocks