"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
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
Time-restricted feeding(TRF) is a method of meal scheduling that involves restricting your eating window every day, typically to 12 hours or less. The data seems to be up and down on whether it's useful for anything, likely because there are other factors that are at play for most of the things they study it for. … Continue reading Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?
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
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…
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
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
Over the last few years, "leaky gut" has moved from pure quackery to one of the leading topics in immunological research. Part of this is because people refer to it as leaky gut, which doesn't really lend any scientific credence to the topic. Truth be told, I hate this term, preferring the much more scientifically … Continue reading New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?
Who doesn't want healthy digestion? Of course most people would answer that they do, but most people take healthy digestion for granted. Who could really blame them, who ever thinks about their digestion until something goes wrong with it? For the most part, digestion is just one of those automatic processes we never give a … Continue reading How circadian rhythms promote healthy digestion
A study recently published in the journal Cell is teeming with incredible insights in to how/why our microbiome evolves with us as we age. There are quite a few key takeaways from this study, which is open access and free to read here. While focus has been on the gut microbiome, other microbial communities throughout … Continue reading A comprehensive review of your aging and evolving gut microbiome