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?
Going outside is something most of us take for granted. We don't really think of going outside as something that can impact our health. But there's no doubt that it's something our ancestors did for eons up until recently. This isn't to say that people don't go outside every day. With few exceptions, everyone goes … Continue reading Is going outside essential to optimal health?
Staying healthy is incredibly important in this day and age. While a mutating virus is currently captivating audiences around the world, chronic disease is killing infinitely more people day in and day out. That's not to say one is more important than the other. I imagine you don't care what tries to kill you moreso … Continue reading 8 keys to staying healthy
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
We all know the drill: Many of us wake up bright and early in the morning Monday through Friday to get out and "make the donuts". Then, on the weekends, we stay up late and sleep in for an hour or 2 to catch up. We know sleep is important, right? It seemingly makes sense … Continue reading Sleeping in on the weekend may ruin your metabolic health
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