"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
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
Well, it seems as though it's gut week this week as another amazing study has been published that may make a few of you who eat 5-6 meals a day a little concerned. Especially if you have some sort of functional bowel disorder. If you read my last blog on the best way to prevent … Continue reading New study identifies key factor in regenerating the gut wall
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?
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
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
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?
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
After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory to claim his record 5th Super Bowl, Tom Brady attributed a great deal of his longevity to changing his lifestyle and diet. During his MVP speech, he stated that he never thought he'd play this long. He hurt all the time when he was 25, but after … Continue reading Gut health in sports: What the science really shows