We all know the drill: Many of us wake up bright and early in the morning Monday through Friday to get out and "make the donuts". Then, on the weekends, we stay up late and sleep in for an hour or 2 to catch up. We know sleep is important, right? It seemingly makes sense … Continue reading Sleeping in on the weekend may ruin your metabolic health
A study published earlier this month showed that variability in sleep timing and sleep schedule doubles a person's risk for metabolic dysfunction by increasing the risk of multiple metabolic abnormalities. These metabolic abnormalities include: High Body Mass Index(BMI) High Waist Circumference Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure Elevated Diastolic Blood Pressure Elevated Triglycerides Low HDL Cholesterol Elevated … Continue reading Variability in your sleep pattern doubles your risk of metabolic dysfunction
A study published yesterday showed that early time-restricted feeding(eTRF) for 4 days led to several metabolic improvements in overweight adults who were metabolically healthy. The study found that compared to eating from 8am-8pm, when doing subjects doing eTRF(8am-2pm) had: Decreased mean 24 hour blood glucose levels Decreased glucose spikes, especially at night(Duh) Increased ketones and … Continue reading Early time-restricted eating improves glycemic control, cortisol rhythm, and may promote autophagy
Given the focus of this blog, you can imagine that I feel gut health is pretty important to overall health. This not only applies to people who are dealing with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO, and IBD, but also to health and longevity as a whole. There's a ton of evidence linking "leaky … Continue reading The biohacker’s guide to preventing leaky gut
Unfortunately for many with gut problems, 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 restriction diets are very useful for managing … Continue reading 11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods after a restriction diet
I shared a study last week on Facebook indicating that insulin resistance may play a role in a majority of cases of Fibromyalgia. The study looked at the relationship between hemoglobin A1c(HgA1c) and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, but to find an effect they needed to stratify by age. This makes sense because an HgA1c of … Continue reading Can reversing insulin resistance reverse fibromyalgia?
Over the last few years, "leaky gut" has moved from pure quackery to one of the leading topics in immunological research. Part of this is because people refer to it as leaky gut, which doesn't really lend any scientific credence to the topic. Truth be told, I hate this term, preferring the much more scientifically … Continue reading New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 801,000 deaths annually. Even more shocking, it's estimated that nearly 92.1 million Americans are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease progresses as plaques build up in blood vessel walls, impairing blood circulation. This process can cause … Continue reading Does chronic inflammation cause cardiovascular disease? Absolutely not!