Fasting, longevity, and telomeres: The regenerating effects of prolonged fasting

Some of you may recall the recent blog I did going over my aging biomarkers.  If you didn't read it, you can catch it right here.  Towards the end of the blog, I discussed that one of the reasons my telomere test showed much better results than my DNA methylation test is that I fasted … Continue reading Fasting, longevity, and telomeres: The regenerating effects of prolonged fasting

The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life

It's almost dogma in longevity research that caloric restriction will extend your lifespan.  Granted, I think everyone agrees that humans won't see the same level of life extension under caloric restriction as mice, primarily because we experience a slower rate of epigenetic drift. It's also unlikely, although still plausible, that humans will spend a large … Continue reading The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life

This process is key to regulating gut inflammation

For those people dealing with gut problems, every day is an adventure.  Fortunately, there are a number of dietary approaches that can help a great deal with symptom management. Whether you're talking about the Specific Carbohydrate diet(SCD Diet), low FODMAP diet, or the GAPS diet, many people can do things they weren't previously able to … Continue reading This process is key to regulating gut inflammation

Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food

Taken from: http://eyesonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/human-circadian-biological-clock1.png Within you are trillions of tiny little timekeepers that keep things running on a schedule.  These timekeepers ensure that your body runs like a perfectly timed orchestra performing a musical masterpiece. Typically the performance goes smoothly, with nary a missed note or beat.  However, messing with the timekeepers can ruin the performance.  … Continue reading Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food

The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health

In my last blog Bile, bacteria, and chronic inflammation, I went over the importance of bile in establishing and maintaining a healthy gut and improving chronic inflammation.  One of the primary ways bile and the enterohepatic circulation help decrease systemic inflammation is through the processing of endotoxin.  If you didn't get a chance to check … Continue reading The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health