Thymic involution is a primary driver of the age-related decline of our immune system. It makes us more likely to get sick, experience a severe infection, and pushes us towards autoimmune disease. A strong immune system does a lot for your overall health. The thymus is a particularly important organ for doing all the above. … Continue reading Thymic involution causes immune decline. We just found out how to reverse it.
The keys to aging well lie within our everyday habits. Many search for the fountain of youth in pills, powders, devices, and other low effort approaches. Unfortunately, at this time, it's not that easy. We're creatures of habit, and our daily habits exert powerful control over our health. If those daily habits are destructive, they'll … Continue reading The keys to aging well: Circadian rhythms, diet, & exercise
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
Hey folks, hope you're all feeling great! Today's blog is going to be a recap of my 2021 year in health. Back in 2010, I started taking my gut and overall health a lot more seriously. I was 35 years old and wanted to make sure the back 9 was as good or better than … Continue reading My 2021 year in health review
Healthy aging is critically important for us to enjoy the second half of life. Unfortunately, it's one of those things where you don't see the fruits of your labor until decades later. Over the last decade, I've made it a point to focus on building a foundation for later health. In my late 20s I … Continue reading The key to healthy aging: Make your clocks run on time
Systemic inflammation describes a chronic state of mostly sterile inflammation. In other words, it describes a steady-state of inflammation with no immediate infectious cause. Different factors drive this state of chronic inflammation. For one, it increases with age. Furthermore, lifestyle plays a very important role, with obesity and behaviors that drive it increasing it as … Continue reading Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection
A strong immune system is important for protecting you against a range of pathogens from viruses to fungi to bacteria. In addition, it helps keep you healthy and robust as you grow older. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. As the more virulent variants keep the pandemic fire smoldering, now is an opportune … Continue reading Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!
Welcome to today's episode of the Health, Happiness, and Performance Show where we discuss how to assess cardiometabolic risk using a Precision Health Report. Last week we discussed the inflammation portion of the report in a blog you can check out here. Today we discuss the parts of the report covering insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, … Continue reading The HH&P Show Ep. 5: Assessing cardiometabolic risk with a Precision Health Report
If you're trying to build muscle, you probably know it's important to eat enough protein to meet your needs. Muscle is made out of protein, and exercise and physical activity cause us to break down the protein in our muscle. Don't you fret, though. While we break down muscle protein every single day, we also … Continue reading The best time to eat protein to build muscle
A CGM, or continuous glucose monitor, is a device commonly used for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. They use it to manage their blood glucose in real time. CGM provides a continuous readout of how blood glucose changes over time. The best part is you use it without the hassle of drawing blood with … Continue reading Is a CGM useful for a healthy user?