It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease!

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!

Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut

  "...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

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