Mast cell activation syndrome(MCAS) treatment normally centers around blocking histamine. You've likely heard of histamine as the release of histamine from mast cells causes allergic symptoms. Symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, cough, and things of that nature. Mast cells are cells of the immune system that help protect the body against foreign invaders. Activation … Continue reading Mast cell activation syndrome treatment: Time’s on your side
Would you like to live longer? If you're like me, the answer is an emphatic YES!!! Of course, you want to be healthy for the vast majority of the time. No one wants to live to 100 but spend 40 years being dragged across the finish line with numerous chronic diseases. Unfortunately, it's hard to … Continue reading How to live longer: Insights from other mammals
Does wearing sunglasses disrupt your circadian rhythm? In today's video blog we answer that question using a real world example to help you understand if wearing sunglasses is bad for your circadian rhythm. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/qUA4eTlUGys (00:00) How does light regulate biological rhythms? (1:21) Benefits of wearing sunglasses (3:25) Benefits of light to the eye (5:05) … Continue reading Does wearing sunglasses disrupt your circadian rhythm
Blue light plays an important role in setting your circadian rhythm. And the best part is, it's very easy to measure. As a result, we have a ton of data on how our exposure to blue light impacts our circadian rhythm. Exposure to blue light during the day triggers a protein in our eyes called … Continue reading Blue light circadian rhythm control: Do other light factors matter?
The circadian clock, or clocks really, is a timekeeping system within all your cells. It not only helps your cells tell time, it helps them better adapt your physiology to the external environment. It helps create circadian rhythms, 24-hour changes in physiology that synchronize you to the day/night cycle. Every morning you wake up because … Continue reading Unlocking the power of your circadian clock
The keys to aging well lie within our everyday habits. Many search for the fountain of youth in pills, powders, devices, and other low effort approaches. Unfortunately, at this time, it's not that easy. We're creatures of habit, and our daily habits exert powerful control over our health. If those daily habits are destructive, they'll … Continue reading The keys to aging well: Circadian rhythms, diet, & exercise
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
Researchers have recently made several connections between a prolonged illness with COVID 19 called long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome. If you're unsure of what long COVID is, we did a 2-part interview with a woman going through it. You can check that out in part 1 and part 2. Long COVID and chronic fatigue … Continue reading Long COVID and chronic fatigue: Is circadian disruption the driving force
Intestinal inflammation has some serious deleterious consequences for your overall health. Most importantly, gut inflammation impairs gut function. This messes with digestion, absorption, as well as permeability of the gut. We just dropped a video on Youtube covering why the gut is such an energy hog. We cover: How the gut rivals the brain as … Continue reading Is intestinal inflammation caused by an energy imbalance in the gut?
Healthy aging is critically important for us to enjoy the second half of life. Unfortunately, it's one of those things where you don't see the fruits of your labor until decades later. Over the last decade, I've made it a point to focus on building a foundation for later health. In my late 20s I … Continue reading The key to healthy aging: Make your clocks run on time