Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!

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? Try fixing your leaky gut

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

Autism and circadian disruption: Adding fuel to the fire?

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?

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!

Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal 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?