One of the more difficult aspects of playing around with circadian rhythms is that there is quite a bit of individual variability that can affect outcomes. People regularly ask me: When is the best time to eat? When should I exercise? How much exercise should I do and what type? How should I break up … Continue reading Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut
If you're like me, you can't get enough of your learn-on about gut health. From time to time, I kinda get bored of reading research articles and enjoy a little fluff. So I was pleasantly surprised to come upon this 2 part series on gut health from Catalyst, an Australian investigative science television series … Continue reading Great 2-part documentary on gut health
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?
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?
Taken from: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/12/new-technique-reveals-gut-bacteria-diversity... In early December of last year, researchers confirmed something that had been brewing for years. Parkinson's disease, a degenerative brain disorder that affects motor function, may be tied to the bacteria in our gut(1). This study took a look at the microbiome of mice prone to Parkinson's disease and raised them in … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: From gut to brain or brain to gut?
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