Systemic inflammation drives the severe response to infection

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

Want a strong immune system? This is where you start!

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!

The HH&P Show Ep. 5: Assessing cardiometabolic risk with a Precision Health Report

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

How exercise prevents Cancer…and possibly COVID-19

There is a plethora of data that shows exercise prevents Cancer. In fact, many types of Cancer are reduced by exercise including: Breast CancerStomach CancerColon CancerBladder CancerEsophageal CancerKidney Cancerand more... Based on most of the data, people with the highest levels of exercise tend to see a decrease of Cancer risk by at least 20%. … Continue reading How exercise prevents Cancer…and possibly COVID-19

Variability in your sleep pattern doubles your risk of metabolic dysfunction

A study published earlier this month showed that variability in sleep timing and sleep schedule doubles a person's risk for metabolic dysfunction by increasing the risk of multiple metabolic abnormalities.  These metabolic abnormalities include: High Body Mass Index(BMI) High Waist Circumference Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure Elevated Diastolic Blood Pressure Elevated Triglycerides Low HDL Cholesterol Elevated … Continue reading Variability in your sleep pattern doubles your risk of metabolic dysfunction