A strong immune system is important for protecting you against a range of pathogens from viruses to fungi to bacteria. In addition, it helps keep you healthy and robust as you grow older. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. As the more virulent variants keep the pandemic fire smoldering, now is an opportune … Continue reading Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!
Hey folks, if you're looking to optimize health, I can't think of a better tool than a Fitbit. Most of the available models give you some pretty sweet information you can use to develop a healthy lifestyle. Wearables can be a great tool for motivation, giving you step goals to achieveand things of that nature. … Continue reading Optimize health with a Fitbit: The Health, Happiness, & Performance Show Ep. 3
If you're trying to build muscle, you probably know it's important to eat enough protein to meet your needs. Muscle is made out of protein, and exercise and physical activity cause us to break down the protein in our muscle. Don't you fret, though. While we break down muscle protein every single day, we also … Continue reading The best time to eat protein to build muscle
Meal timing is a useful tool for optimizing your lifestyle and improving your overall health. Meal quantity and quality are bigger levers to pull, but meal timing is a third dietary lever at your disposal. Now, this doesn't mean that everyone needs to micromanage their diet to this degree. In fact, it may cause some … Continue reading How meal timing impacts your daily cortisol rhythm
There's currently quite a bit of interest in type 2 diabetes remission as the long-term consequences are devastating to health. Fortunately, I feel equipped to tackle this subject: I was pre-diabetic in my late 20s/early 30s but have spent the last 10 years free of it. At 44, my hemoglobin a1C is 4.9% and has … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
A healthy stomach plays a crucial role in our digestive system. In addition to breaking down protein, our stomach does a lot of lifting in the digestion process. It pummels our food, churns and mixes it, and stores it until it's ready to enter the small intestine for absorption. The stomach also plays another important … Continue reading Want a healthy stomach? Try this simple trick!
A CGM, or continuous glucose monitor, is a device commonly used for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. They use it to manage their blood glucose in real time. CGM provides a continuous readout of how blood glucose changes over time. The best part is you use it without the hassle of drawing blood with … Continue reading Is a CGM useful for a healthy user?
Cultivating happiness...It seems like such an odd concept. Why aren't we all just happy? Is happiness really something we have to work at to attain? Furthermore, how do we attain something that is such an abstract concept? You'd figure it would come down to things that are measurable, but it doesn't. People with more things … Continue reading Cultivating happiness: How to use circadian rhythms to be happy
Muscle loss is a tremendous problem as we age. This process, known as sarcopenia, starts at around age 30 and proceeds at a rate of around 3-5% of your muscle mass every decade. There is no way around this, it will hit us all. And, unfortunately, it plays a major role in our eventual demise. … Continue reading How an unhealthy gut causes muscle loss
Are you concerned about getting too much protein on keto? Well first off, you may want to know why this is an issue. Protein is essentially a string of of amino acids. Through a process called gluconeogenesis, we convert some of these amino acids into glucose. Consequently, it's not out of the realm of possibilities … Continue reading Too much protein on keto? Here’s the solution