Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating the affected systems and treating them as if they're separate from the whole. The problem with this approach is that every system in the human body almost never functions in isolation. This doesn't mean that the modern approach is wrong or not … Continue reading Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion
If you're interested in joining the Circadian Retraining Program so you can participate in the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge coming up on Jan 1st, check out the details here. https://hackyourgut.com/circadian-retraining-program/ My story of ignoring cardiometabolic health It's not about weight Visceral fat vs subcutaneous fat Senescent cells in visceral fat What are senescent cells DDR, … Continue reading Podcast 5: The importance of cardiometabolic health for optimizing circadian rhythms and reversing chronic disease
What are circadian rhythms? Biological functions that vary over a 24 hour period Sleep, activity, digestion, immunity, & motivation WRT to digestion, enzyme synthesis/secretion, gastric acidity, intestinal permeability, and motility are all circadian At the cellular level, circadian rhythms help separate use from repair Circadian rhythms help you solve the puzzle that is the … Continue reading Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do
In this weeks podcast, I cover the mitochondria. Specifically, why they're important, what they do, and how we can maintain proper mitochondrial quality control for optimal health. We'll cover... What are mitochondria? Important processes the mitochondria are involved in Provide >90% of you ATP Play an integral role in hormone synthesis Intermediates for epigenetic regulation … Continue reading Podcast 2-Mitochondria
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of our cells due to their high energy generating capacity in the form of adenine triphosphate(ATP). In fact, 90% of the ATP generated in our body is made in the mitochondria via the Krebs cycle and electron transport chain. Cell types vary in their number of mitochondria, typically based … Continue reading Amazing mitochondria: More than just cellular powerhouses
Truth be told, I've mostly owned Fitbit products as wearable activity trackers. I've owned a Fitbit Ultra and a Fitbit One that lasted me a combined 4+ years and a Basis Peak that lasted about 8 months before I got tired of it. I wanted to upgrade to something that had heart rate as a … Continue reading Fitbit Charge 2 HR: An indispensable tool for lifestyle optimization
While I'm in no rush to meet my end via any means, I can think of no worse final chapter in the story of a person's life than succumbing to Alzheimer's Disease. A slow progressive cognitive decline, punctuated by forgetting your family, not being able to form new memories, and a total loss of executive … Continue reading The only useful approach to avoiding Alzheimer’s disease…
One of the most frequent questions I received early on was what someone without a gallbladder should do to optimize their bile output. I didn't have an answer then, but after doing a little digging I believe I may have that answer. But, the answer I came across isn't specific to people with poor bile flow or a missing gallbladder. In fact, what I found may answer the question, "How do you optimize bile output in all organisms?" Even if it doesn't answer that question, the study I found that provided the answer was done in humans, so it directly applies to us.
Do you have problems with low energy and feeling winded any time you get up off the couch? Can you feel your heart beat through your chest any time you make the slightest attempt to do anything physically active? If you notice these things coupled with poor detoxification, easy bruising, and slow wound healing you … Continue reading Why physical activity is necessary to beat chronic inflammation.
After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory to claim his record 5th Super Bowl, Tom Brady attributed a great deal of his longevity to changing his lifestyle and diet. During his MVP speech, he stated that he never thought he'd play this long. He hurt all the time when he was 25, but after … Continue reading Gut health in sports: What the science really shows