Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition where a person's heart rate elevates rapidly when going from seated to standing. POTS occurs because blood vessels don't tighten rapidly enough when you stand quickly. It's a form of autonomic dysfunction that causes blood to pool in the legs and the brain receives inadequate blood flow. … Continue reading Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!
Male infertility due to low or abnormal sperm production is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Infertility in general has increased over the years, with 7% couples unable to have children unassisted. In 40-50% of these cases, this is due to male infertility. Many factors contribute to male fertility including: GeneticsDrugs or alcoholStrenuous bicycle or horseback ridingObesity … Continue reading Male infertility? Try fixing your leaky gut
There was a fantastic review of circadian rhythms in autism spectrum disorder early last month. In it, they put forth the model that people with autism frequently have disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms. Some of this is due to genetics. But along with the genetics component comes the environmental component, as well as the … Continue reading Autism and circadian disruption: Adding fuel to the fire?
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
Synopsis We all hear about how important treating "root causes" is for solving chronic health problems. In fact, the reason conventional medicine is so bad at treating chronic disease is because it manages symptoms rather than treating "root causes". But how we define "root causes" is very important, because the narrative in the functional medicine … Continue reading It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease!
"...all parts of the gastrointestinal tract are under pervasive control of the circadian clock, and perturbances of circadian rhythmicity through jet lag or shift work acutely manifest themselves predominantly as gastrointestinal discomfort. Long term disruption of the circadian clock in these tissues may lead to serious diseases such as colorectal cancer or metabolic syndrome." … Continue reading Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut
It's been a while since I've covered the importance of gut health for healthy aging, but today's the day to jump right back in to the swing of things. A study published late last year found that disease-free centenarians seem to have much healthier guts than younger people when it comes to 2 key … Continue reading Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster
Note: I go much deeper in the weeds in the podcast version of this blog. I also include some pretty nifty hacks that increases blood flow to the gut. If you listen and like the podcast via itunes or any of the other podcast apps, leave me a review letting me know if you … Continue reading Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut
https://youtu.be/LmMuLbuvbjk Hey folks, did a little video and podcast rundown of what we'll be doing for the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge starting January 1st. We'll be working on shaping behavior for 12 weeks in order to bring our guts in to tip top shape. In this presentation, I give the underlying principles behind the … Continue reading Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge?
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