11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods after a restriction diet

Unfortunately for many with gut problems, long term use of a restriction diet probably has them eating a very small number of foods.  There are a number of restriction diets to help with gastrointestinal disorders: Low Fodmap, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the Autoimmune Protocol, Keto, and Carnivore. While restriction diets are very useful for managing … Continue reading 11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods after a restriction diet

New study highlights the importance of circadian rhythms to prevent gallstones

I've mentioned the importance of optimizing circadian rhythms to prevent and reverse chronic disease on a number of occasions on this blog.  In my opinion, the evidence is crystal clear that circadian disruption dramatically increases the risk of multiple chronic diseases, particularly the ones that kill us(CVD, T2D, Cancer, Alzheimer's disease). I think there's also … Continue reading New study highlights the importance of circadian rhythms to prevent gallstones

Time to stop treating SIBO like an infection and more like an injury

During the lightning round in the recent interview I did with Graeme Jones, CEO and clinical physiologist from Nordic Clinics in Stockholm, his response when I said,  "SIBO" was, "Migrating motor complex".  That people with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, have an impaired migrating motor complex(MMC) isn't exactly revolutionary thinking, we've known this for … Continue reading Time to stop treating SIBO like an infection and more like an injury

Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut

  "...all parts of the gastrointestinal tract are under pervasive control of the circadian clock, and perturbances of circadian rhythmicity through jet lag or shift work acutely manifest themselves predominantly as gastrointestinal discomfort.  Long­ term disruption of the circadian clock in these tissues may lead to serious diseases such as colorectal cancer or metabolic syndrome." … Continue reading Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut

Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion

  Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating the affected systems and treating them as if they're separate from the whole.  The problem with this approach is that every system in the human body almost never functions in isolation. This doesn't mean that the modern approach is wrong or not … Continue reading Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion

Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems

  Unless you're a stranger to this blog, you know how highly I hold optimal metabolic health in regard to healing or preventing gut problems.  A recent study found that 12.2% of the US population has optimal metabolic health.  When you consider that this includes all adults over the age of 18, you may be … Continue reading Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems