How can we age well? We all want to do it, and we've all seen how aging can go sideways for many people. Many of us see our parents aging, and the inevitable decline that we all face. Fortunately, we have a ton of research at our disposal that our parents and grandparents never had. … Continue reading How to age well: The role of the microbiome
What's the best time to eat dinner? That all depends on what your goals are. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll stick to better blood glucose control. For the most part, earlier is better. But it's important to point out that earlier means different things to different people. For an early bird who goes … Continue reading Best time to eat dinner for better glucose control
Frailty is something we often associate with weakness. When we think of it, we more often than not think of a physical form. For example, an elderly person with low muscle mass and osteoporosis. But it actually encompasses a lot more than an outward looking appearance. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to death … Continue reading Frailty, aging, and the microbiome
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
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!
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
There's currently quite a bit of interest in type 2 diabetes remission as the long-term consequences are devastating to health. Fortunately, I feel equipped to tackle this subject: I was pre-diabetic in my late 20s/early 30s but have spent the last 10 years free of it. At 44, my hemoglobin a1C is 4.9% and has … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
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?
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
Staying healthy is incredibly important in this day and age. While a mutating virus is currently captivating audiences around the world, chronic disease is killing infinitely more people day in and day out. That's not to say one is more important than the other. I imagine you don't care what tries to kill you moreso … Continue reading 8 keys to staying healthy