Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition where a person's heart rate elevates rapidly when going from seated to standing. POTS occurs because blood vessels don't tighten rapidly enough when you stand quickly. It's a form of autonomic dysfunction that causes blood to pool in the legs and the brain receives inadequate blood flow. … Continue reading Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!

Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?

There are numerous benefits of coffee consumption. Coffee contains many polyphenols as well as caffeine. But some people just don't tolerate caffeine all that well. Fortunately for those folks, results of a study presented earlier this years show caffeine isn't necessary for the benefits of coffee. The research was presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019. … Continue reading Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?

Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements

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

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

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