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

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!

Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease

Poor cardiometabolic health is both a consequence and driver of chronic disease. In this episode of the podcast, I cover what cardiometabolic health is and why you should address it to prevent or reverse chronic disease. In the next episode of the podcast I take a deeper dive in to how metabolic dysfunction drives chronic … Continue reading Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease

Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do

  What are circadian rhythms? Biological functions that vary over a 24 hour period Sleep, activity, digestion, immunity, & motivation WRT to digestion, enzyme synthesis/secretion, gastric acidity, intestinal permeability, and motility are all circadian At the cellular level, circadian rhythms help separate use from repair Circadian rhythms help you solve the puzzle that is the … Continue reading Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do

Using circadian rhythms to minimize sleep disruption from alcohol

Sleep is one of the most important physiological events that we experience every day.  In fact if you're doing it right, sleep will occupy 1/3 of your time on the planet from birth to death.  Both our mind and body go through various levels of repair while we're asleep, so getting adequate sleep is crucial … Continue reading Using circadian rhythms to minimize sleep disruption from alcohol