Is there an inflammatory bowel disease diet that helps achieve remission? Anecdotally speaking, numerous people on the interwebz and social media believe so. But the interesting thing about this is that there really isn't a single diet. Some people do great with a whole food plant-based(WFPB) diet. Others do well with Carnivore or Keto. So … Continue reading Inflammatory bowel disease diet: The role of food additives
Intestinal inflammation has some serious deleterious consequences for your overall health. Most importantly, gut inflammation impairs gut function. This messes with digestion, absorption, as well as permeability of the gut. We just dropped a video on Youtube covering why the gut is such an energy hog. We cover: How the gut rivals the brain as … Continue reading Is intestinal inflammation caused by an energy imbalance in the gut?
Candida infections are a relatively common form of fungal overgrowth. Oral, vaginal, and cutaneous thrush are mild forms of candida infections. Invasive candidiasis is a more serious form of fungal overgrowth that is life threatening and can affect the blood, heart, brain and eyes. There are a number of Candida species that lead to fungal … Continue reading Candida infections: What they are and what helps to prevent them
Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation
Going outside is something most of us take for granted. We don't really think of going outside as something that can impact our health. But there's no doubt that it's something our ancestors did for eons up until recently. This isn't to say that people don't go outside every day. With few exceptions, everyone goes … Continue reading Is going outside essential to optimal health?
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!
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
Unfortunately for many with gut problems, reintroduction of foods is tough. And the 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 … Continue reading 11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods
If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling. Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?
A new paper shows supplemental creatine may be great for your gut! I have to admit, I absolutely love when science begins connecting the dots in some of my theories. A recent study published in the journal PNAS does this nicely. In the study, researchers took a look at the GATM gene which is the … Continue reading New study confirms: Supplemental creatine is great for your gut!!!