Behavior change is a concept many people try to implement every year. The glaring example is the weight loss journey most people begin every January 1st. Other examples include: Improve healthQuit drugs or alcoholStop smokingBecome happierFurther education/careerLearn a new skill or languageTake up a new hobbyMeet new people The problem is, behavior change is extraordinarily … Continue reading 5 key steps to effective behavior change
Hey folks, welcome to another episode of the Hack Your Gut Podcast. In today's episode, we answer some questions on meal schedule and timing. Thanks for all who sent in questions. Here are the questions for the podcast: What is your current diet and meal schedule like?I normally drink coffee with ghee at 8:30am and … Continue reading HYG Podcast Episode 16: Meal schedule Q&A
Many people, particularly those with gut problems, complain about bloating when they eat fiber. It may seem trivial, but in some people, it's really intense. This presents a problem because fiber has many benefits. Fiber intake: Decreases inflammation in the gutSeals up the gutHelps control blood sugar and appetiteReduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading Bloating when you eat fiber? Try this trick!
Hello folks, time for some more food intolerance reversal in this testimonial from a member of the Circadian Retraining Program. I began talking with Chuck before I even developed the program. He was an early follower of Hack Your Gut and we'd often discuss aspects of diet from different perspectives. Chuck has made major improvements … Continue reading Food intolerance reversed with circadian optimization
Chronic diarrhea is a common condition affecting nearly 20 million Americans every year. Many factors may contribute to the condition including: ObesityHigh daily carbohydrate intakeBeing femaleFeeling depressed A lot of mystery surrounds the causes of diarrhea. As a result, people often have problems addressing it. One factor strongly associated with chronic diarrhea is obesity. However, … Continue reading Chronic diarrhea more common in the obese
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!
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 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
Despite evidence of gut health benefits of Sun exposure, we're told to avoid Sun exposure. Ultraviolet rays from the Sun are a carcinogen they say, so it's best to stay away as much as possible. But there's more to it than that. We've known for years that less Sun exposure on the skin increases IBD … Continue reading Gut health benefits of Sun exposure
Given the focus of this blog, you can imagine that I feel preventing leaky gut is pretty important to overall health. This doesn't just apply to people who are dealing with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO, and IBD. It also applies also to health and longevity as a whole. There's a ton of … Continue reading The biohacker’s guide to preventing leaky gut