Note: I go much deeper in the weeds in the podcast version of this blog. I also include some pretty nifty hacks that increases blood flow to the gut. If you listen and like the podcast via itunes or any of the other podcast apps, leave me a review letting me know if you … Continue reading Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut
https://youtu.be/LmMuLbuvbjk Hey folks, did a little video and podcast rundown of what we'll be doing for the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge starting January 1st. We'll be working on shaping behavior for 12 weeks in order to bring our guts in to tip top shape. In this presentation, I give the underlying principles behind the … Continue reading Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge?
To heal your gut, optimal metabolic health is a must. 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 a bit shocked. Me, not so much. From my perspective, this number feels about right. … Continue reading Why you must optimize metabolic health to heal your gut
"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
Hyperglycemia causes a number of problems in people who regularly experience it. In the US, 1 in 3 people have either pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. But you don't need to have either to experience hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia occurs in most everybody when the conditions are right. Unfortunately, the 2 primary conditions that cause it are … Continue reading Hyperglycemia causes leaky gut, new study shows
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?