Well, it seems as though it's gut week this week as another amazing study has been published that may make a few of you who eat 5-6 meals a day a little concerned. Especially if you have some sort of functional bowel disorder. If you read my last blog on the best way to prevent … Continue reading New study identifies key factor in regenerating the gut wall
Over the last few years, "leaky gut" has moved from pure quackery to one of the leading topics in immunological research. Part of this is because people refer to it as leaky gut, which doesn't really lend any scientific credence to the topic. Truth be told, I hate this term, preferring the much more scientifically … Continue reading New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?
My foray in to circadian biology over the last few years has given me a fresh perspective on a number of things. There are a few things I've told people with gut and adrenal problems to avoid because they can make those issues worse. Most of the time, this has to do with how things … Continue reading Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?
Of the many different variables we can manipulate to promote our health, time is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and possibly important factors out there. Most of us focus on what and how much, almost to a fault. What kind of food? What kind of exercise? How much food? How much exercise? How … Continue reading Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size
Living in modern society has it's benefits. While our ancestors and fellow modern humans living in 3rd world conditions have to deal with a range of deadly pathogens, our modern healthcare system is well-equipped to deal with things of that nature. While both tend to die of these infections, we stick around because we have … Continue reading Wanna fix gut, adrenal, and sleep problems? You gotta start here…
Image source One thing every serious athlete looks for is an edge over their competition. Whether it be a high school wrestler looking to win a state championship, a triathlete training for a race, or a professional football player looking to dominate the league and set records, they're all looking for that little something that … Continue reading Using circadian rhythms to optimize athletic performance: What you need to know
While I've never personally watched a loved one develop and succumb to Alzheimer's disease, the devastation it leaves on individuals and families is obvious. I can't imagine not being able to remember recent events, forgetting who my child is, and losing executive functions to the point of death. Even worse is the fact that it's … Continue reading Knowing this may help prevent Alzheimer’s…and potentially reverse it
Who doesn't want healthy digestion? Of course most people would answer that they do, but most people take healthy digestion for granted. Who could really blame them, who ever thinks about their digestion until something goes wrong with it? For the most part, digestion is just one of those automatic processes we never give a … Continue reading How circadian rhythms promote healthy digestion
A study I posted recently on the Facebook page generated a decent discussion on how traumatic brain injury promotes a leaky gut. The interesting take-home message from the study is that one long term symptom of traumatic brain injury(TBI) is "leaky gut". The theoretical trek from there is that endotoxin can then cross the gut … Continue reading Could sealing the blood brain barrier and gut really be this easy?
A new study showing the relationship between the circadian clocks and autoimmunity hints at a potential lifestyle fix to help quell the fires of autoimmunity. The study, published in Nature Communications, found that disruption of the circadian clock in myeloid cells by removal of the gene BMAL1, which teams up with CLOCK to function as … Continue reading New study sheds light on circadian rhythms and autoimmunity