Many people take to low-oxalate diets to improve mysterious health issues without considering if oxalates are bad for you. They read on the internet that they are, so why dig into it any further? The problem is, the answer isn't exactly straightforward. Calcium and oxalate form stones in the kidneys, and are the most common … Continue reading Are oxalates bad for you: A look at the data
HDL cholesterol is often known as good cholesterol. Early on, research showed that HDL may protect against heart disease. But, trials in drugs that raise HDL failed to show any benefit. Furthermore, a recent paper found that people with high HDL(>80mg/dL) have higher rates of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality. Many people who undertake a … Continue reading Why does saturated fat raise HDL? The answer may shock you!!!
What is leaky gut? Well, for one, it's something many are scouring the internet looking for. You've likely heard about it from a friend or read an article about. But what is it really? There are a lot of misconceptions on leaky gut. Many believe gluten causes it in everyone. It doesn't, but bread has … Continue reading What is leaky gut?
Healing leaky gut is a problem many with gut problems hope to solve. Unfortunately, most people have a skewed perspective on what leaky gut is. Many think leaky gut is a syndrome that happens to someone. Consequently, in this paradigm, you need a cure. But in many instances, leaky gut is simply a symptom of … Continue reading Healing leaky gut: The power of weight loss
Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. There are more than 80 different autoimmune conditions, which include IBD, rhematoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and more. These conditions can affect a specific organ as is the case with the pancreas in type 1 diabetes. On the other hand, it can be systemic as it is … Continue reading Autoimmune disease videos: All things autoimmune
Have you heard the term intestinal permeability and wondered what that is? Well, you're likely more familiar with the more colloquial term "leaky gut". Leaky gut and intestinal permeability essentially refer to the same thing. However, "leaky gut" and leaky" gut syndrome" are misleading terms. To help eliminate some confusion, we recently completed a couple … Continue reading Intestinal permeability videos: All things “leaky gut”
If you have a gut problem, you likely want to learn how to heal your gut. The problem is, there are several things working against you. The gut is a complex system with many moving partsMainstream medicine approaches isolate and treat symptomsMost people put way too much emphasis on elimination diets and supplementsIt's going to … Continue reading How to heal your gut: A podcast with Lucy Mailing, PhD
Frailty is something we often associate with weakness. When we think of it, we more often than not think of a physical form. For example, an elderly person with low muscle mass and osteoporosis. But it actually encompasses a lot more than an outward looking appearance. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to death … Continue reading Frailty, aging, and the microbiome
Intestinal inflammation has some serious deleterious consequences for your overall health. Most importantly, gut inflammation impairs gut function. This messes with digestion, absorption, as well as permeability of the gut. We just dropped a video on Youtube covering why the gut is such an energy hog. We cover: How the gut rivals the brain as … Continue reading Is intestinal inflammation caused by an energy imbalance in the gut?
Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation