The key to controlling small intestine inflammation

Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation

How a low carbohydrate diet impacts cardiovascular disease risk

Use of a low carbohydrate diet is becoming increasingly popular. In addition, various organizations who once recommended against low carbohydrate diets now recommend them. So it's not surprising that we're seeing more and more studies looking at the effects of these diets. There are many potential concerns with long term use due to their high … Continue reading How a low carbohydrate diet impacts cardiovascular disease risk

Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know

Low carb diets are becoming increasingly popular due to their effectiveness for weight loss. Though they've been around for while, concerns over their long term effects prevented health authorities and physicians from recommending them. Even if there are long term concerns with low carbohydrate diets, being overweight or obese likely causes much larger problems. As … Continue reading Low carb diet and the microbiome: What you need to know