Does time-restricted eating work for weight loss? Well, as is the case with most diets and ways of eating, it depends. A recent paper found time-restricted eating(TRE) provided no benefit to weight loss over standard calorie restriction. As is the standard social media protocol, half the people freaked out and half said I told you … Continue reading Time-restricted eating for weight loss: Does it work?
If you're trying to build muscle, you probably know it's important to eat enough protein to meet your needs. Muscle is made out of protein, and exercise and physical activity cause us to break down the protein in our muscle. Don't you fret, though. While we break down muscle protein every single day, we also … Continue reading The best time to eat protein to build muscle
Meal timing is a useful tool for optimizing your lifestyle and improving your overall health. Meal quantity and quality are bigger levers to pull, but meal timing is a third dietary lever at your disposal. Now, this doesn't mean that everyone needs to micromanage their diet to this degree. In fact, it may cause some … Continue reading How meal timing impacts your daily cortisol rhythm
Alternate day fasting(ADF) is a form of intermittent fasting where you alternate feast and fast days. Normally, you eat 25% of your daily calorie needs on fast days and 125% of your calories on feast days. This equates to eating at an average of 75% of your daily calorie needs over the long term. Suffice … Continue reading Alternate day fasting for Type 2 diabetes: What you need to know
Intermittent fasting has become a popular tool for people these days, but what's the best way to break a fast? First, it's important to define intermittent fasting; the definition typically varies depending on who talks about it. We consider intermittent fasting as periods of 24 or more hours of fasting. The 16:8 fasting protocol, while … Continue reading What’s the best way to break a fast?
Poor cardiometabolic health is both a consequence and driver of chronic disease. In this episode of the podcast, I cover what cardiometabolic health is and why you should address it to prevent or reverse chronic disease. In the next episode of the podcast I take a deeper dive in to how metabolic dysfunction drives chronic … Continue reading Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse 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
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…
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