Muscle loss is a tremendous problem as we age. This process, known as sarcopenia, starts at around age 30 and proceeds at a rate of around 3-5% of your muscle mass every decade. There is no way around this, it will hit us all. And, unfortunately, it plays a major role in our eventual demise. … Continue reading How an unhealthy gut causes muscle loss
Fixing leaky gut is no straight-forward problem. It's not like you have a hole in your tire that you simply need to patch. It's more like you have a hole in the bottom of your boat and you're 5 miles offshore. Consequently, you're screwed. Your gut isn't just a tube that gets holes in it. … Continue reading Fixing leaky gut: What you need to know!
Dealing with a hormone imbalance is tough work. Since hormones run a chunk of our physiology, it's like running a car without gasoline, oil, or coolant. What's worse, the symptoms that come along with a hormonal imbalance take a lot out of you. They include: FatigueAnxietyBrain fog/lack of focusDepressionPoor sleepInfertilityHigh/low blood sugarHigh/low blood pressureObesityRapid weight … Continue reading Got hormone imbalance? The shockingly effective keys to fix it
NAFLD is a disease of low energy availability in the liver. This prevents the liver from optimally fulfilling it's duties, many of which are in conjunction with the gut. Fortunately, it's reversible with the proper diet and exercise.
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 preventing leaky gut is pretty important to overall health. This doesn't just apply to people who are dealing with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO, and IBD. It also applies also to health and longevity as a whole. There's a ton of … 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!
If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling. Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?