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
Candida infections are a relatively common form of fungal overgrowth. Oral, vaginal, and cutaneous thrush are mild forms of candida infections. Invasive candidiasis is a more serious form of fungal overgrowth that is life threatening and can affect the blood, heart, brain and eyes. There are a number of Candida species that lead to fungal … Continue reading Candida infections: What they are and what helps to prevent them
Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation
Have you every wondered what does melatonin do? If you're like most people, you probably think it's a sleep hormone. But I'm going to let you in on a secret: It's not. In humans, higher melatonin levels correlate with our sleep period. This means that levels rise as we go to bed. But it's a … Continue reading What does melatonin do? The answer may shock you!