Your digestive system is a critical component of your overall health. It consists of 3 components: Your digestive tract, the hollow tube that runs from your mouth to your anusAccessory organs/glands such as the pancreas and gallbladder The microbiome, which essentially functions as an extra organ with a completely different genome https://biologydictionary.net/digestive-system/ The traditional view … Continue reading Why you need routine for a healthy digestive system
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is an important component of health. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the ability to control blood glucose goes out the window. In these conditions, it's an impairment of insulin secretion or insulin sensitivity. But this is a rather myopic view of blood glucose regulation. There's another important … Continue reading Normal blood sugar begins in the gut
Candida albicans(C. albicans) is an interesting component of the human microbiome. Most of us have it, it normally lives in harmony with us, but it becomes problematic in some people. C. albicans is the most common cause of human fungal infection. It's dimorphic, meaning it exists as both a yeast and a fungus depending on … Continue reading Eliminating Candida albicans from the gut is a BAD idea
Do you avoid gluten despite not having an issue with it? Gluten avoidance is a hot topic, and many people assume that humans shouldn't consume foods with gluten. But is there a good reason for this? Furthermore, are there drawbacks to avoiding gluten? Before we get there, what is gluten and why do people say … Continue reading Should everyone avoid gluten?
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