Is there a relationship between your diet and mental health? It seems plausible that a person's diet can play an important role. Certainly there is a link between physical and mental health. There is good evidence that the 2 are linked. However, it's problematic determining if one causes the other or they are indirectly linked. … Continue reading Diet and mental health: Can what you eat play a role?
Cultivating happiness: How to use circadian rhythms to be happy
Cultivating happiness...It seems like such an odd concept. Why aren't we all just happy? Is happiness really something we have to work at to attain? Furthermore, how do we attain something that is such an abstract concept? You'd figure it would come down to things that are measurable, but it doesn't. People with more things … Continue reading Cultivating happiness: How to use circadian rhythms to be happy
Is going outside essential to optimal health?
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?
Got hormone imbalance? The shockingly effective keys to fix it
Dealing with a hormone imbalance is tough work. Since hormones run a chunk of our physiology, it's like running a car without gasoline, oil, or coolant. What's worse, the symptoms that come along with a hormonal imbalance take a lot out of you. They include: FatigueAnxietyBrain fog/lack of focusDepressionPoor sleepInfertilityHigh/low blood sugarHigh/low blood pressureObesityRapid weight … Continue reading Got hormone imbalance? The shockingly effective keys to fix it
Food intolerance reversed with circadian optimization
Hello folks, time for some more food intolerance reversal in this testimonial from a member of the Circadian Retraining Program. I began talking with Chuck before I even developed the program. He was an early follower of Hack Your Gut and we'd often discuss aspects of diet from different perspectives. Chuck has made major improvements … Continue reading Food intolerance reversed with circadian optimization
Menopause symptoms are worse with circadian disruption
Menopause symptoms can be terrible whether you're pre-, peri-, postmenopausal. I need to do a lot more blogs on health factors that affect women beyond child-bearing age. Not only is it a tremendously under-served group, but it also happens to be one that regularly reads my blog. Fortunately, I dug in to the topic a … Continue reading Menopause symptoms are worse with circadian disruption
Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
Could sealing the blood brain barrier and gut really be this easy?
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?
Feeling depressed? Look to your gut to solve your problem
Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans every year. This costs the US more than 42 billion annually(1). The standard course of treatment for people with mood & anxiety disorders is entirely directed at the brain. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) are one of many classes of drugs used to elevate levels of neurotransmitters and … Continue reading Feeling depressed? Look to your gut to solve your problem