Inflammatory bowel disease diet: The role of food additives

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

Is intestinal inflammation caused by an energy imbalance in the gut?

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?

Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection

Systemic inflammation describes a chronic state of mostly sterile inflammation. In other words, it describes a steady-state of inflammation with no immediate infectious cause. Different factors drive this state of chronic inflammation. For one, it increases with age. Furthermore, lifestyle plays a very important role, with obesity and behaviors that drive it increasing it as … Continue reading Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection

Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!

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!