Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems

  Unless you're a stranger to this blog, you know how highly I hold optimal metabolic health in regard to healing or preventing gut problems.  A recent study found that 12.2% of the US population has optimal metabolic health.  When you consider that this includes all adults over the age of 18, you may be … Continue reading Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems

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