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?
Your digestive system is a critical component of your overall health. It consists of 3 components: Your digestive tract, the hollow tube that runs from your mouth to your anusAccessory organs/glands such as the pancreas and gallbladder The microbiome, which essentially functions as an extra organ with a completely different genome https://biologydictionary.net/digestive-system/ The traditional view … Continue reading Why you need routine for a healthy digestive system
Probiotic foods have a long history of improving health. Most of their effects are attributed to improving the digestive system. But there are other beneficial effects to eating probiotic foods. They can help correct things like: High blood pressureInsulin resistanceChronic inflammationHigh oxidative stressAutonomic imbalance Most of these problems will haunt you at some point in … Continue reading Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements
There was a fantastic review of circadian rhythms in autism spectrum disorder early last month. In it, they put forth the model that people with autism frequently have disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms. Some of this is due to genetics. But along with the genetics component comes the environmental component, as well as the … Continue reading Autism and circadian disruption: Adding fuel to the fire?
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