Hashimoto's symptoms can be very debilitating. Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition causing lower thyroid output. Since the thyroid controls metabolism throughout the body, people with Hashimoto's feel worn out all the time. Addressing this condition is very difficult, and rarely successful. Most of the time people simply want to feel normal again, to retain … Continue reading Healthy habits key to reversing Hashimoto’s symptoms
If you're constipated and want to kick that condition to the curb, you're in luck: There are actually a few things you can do to help out your situation. Many people attempt to fix constipation by taking fiber or using laxatives, which can be helpful but cause a dependence on either substance. In order to … Continue reading How to stop being constipated
A healthy gut microbiome may be key to living a long, healthy life. A recent review covered what we know to date, and another paper identified the microbiome as an effective clock to measure aging. While not as accurate as the epigenetic clocks, it still had reasonable accuracy. Using deep learning, they were able to … Continue reading Keys to a healthy gut microbiome
Have you every heard of beta glucans? Well if you haven't, today's your lucky day. This source of soluble dietary fiber has a rich history of research for its purported benefits. However, as with many other types of fiber, beta glucans aren't just one thing. Depending on the source, they have different effects. Therefore, it's … Continue reading Beta glucans: Metabolic and immune boosting powerhouses
Fixing leaky gut is no straight-forward problem. It's not like you have a hole in your tire that you simply need to patch. It's more like you have a hole in the bottom of your boat and you're 5 miles offshore. Consequently, you're screwed. Your gut isn't just a tube that gets holes in it. … Continue reading Fixing leaky gut: What you need to know!
We get a number of requests to post a "healthy gut diet", which is impossible to do. The primary issue is that we're all different. Thus, what's best for your gut depends on several factors: Are you trying to fix a problem or optimize an already healthy gut?GeneticsFood allergies & intolerancesActivity levelsSleepWorking day vs night … Continue reading Healthy gut diet: Foods you should eat for optimal gut health
Normal TSH levels are an important consideration for thyroid health, though they give an incomplete picture on their own. When you assess thyroid function, other tests such as T4, T3, reverse T3, and TPO antibodies provide a fuller picture. Be that as it may, having high or low TSH often functions as an early warning … Continue reading Normal TSH levels require a healthy lifestyle: What you need to know
Dealing with a hormone imbalance is tough work. Since hormones run a chunk of our physiology, it's like running a car without gasoline, oil, or coolant. What's worse, the symptoms that come along with a hormonal imbalance take a lot out of you. They include: FatigueAnxietyBrain fog/lack of focusDepressionPoor sleepInfertilityHigh/low blood sugarHigh/low blood pressureObesityRapid weight … Continue reading Got hormone imbalance? The shockingly effective keys to fix it
NAFLD is a disease of low energy availability in the liver. This prevents the liver from optimally fulfilling it's duties, many of which are in conjunction with the gut. Fortunately, it's reversible with the proper diet and exercise.
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