Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut

One of the more difficult aspects of playing around with circadian rhythms is that there is quite a bit of individual variability that can affect outcomes.  People regularly ask me: When is the best time to eat? When should I exercise? How much exercise should I do and what type? How should I break up … Continue reading Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut

Circadian rhythms, weight loss, and leaky gut

Chronic weight gain or an inability to lose weight is often attributed to a caloric excess where energy intake from food exceeds energy expenditure from physical activity and metabolic rate.  A recent study in the journal Obesity found that 2 groups of overweight and obese women experienced dramatically different levels of weight loss simply by … Continue reading Circadian rhythms, weight loss, and leaky gut

The ultimate guide to understanding detoxification

Your body is in a constant battle with the environment and other organisms that coexist in that environment.  Many people are familiar with the way the immune system deals with foreign microorganisms, but another equally important process is the removal of toxins.  Detoxification is a $154 word but a process that few people fully understand.  … Continue reading The ultimate guide to understanding detoxification

Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?

Over the course of the last 2 blogs, I've covered ways to improve gut health and inflammation by decreasing exposure to endotoxin.  In my last blog I specifically covered reducing endotoxin by fasting. Fasting does a great job of keeping bacteria from overgrowing in your small intestine but it can't completely eliminate your exposure to … Continue reading Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?

The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health

In my last blog Bile, bacteria, and chronic inflammation, I went over the importance of bile in establishing and maintaining a healthy gut and improving chronic inflammation.  One of the primary ways bile and the enterohepatic circulation help decrease systemic inflammation is through the processing of endotoxin.  If you didn't get a chance to check … Continue reading The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health