A comprehensive review of your aging and evolving gut microbiome

A study recently published in the journal Cell is teeming with incredible insights in to how/why our microbiome evolves with us as we age.  There are quite a few key takeaways from this study, which is open access and free to read here. While focus has been on the gut microbiome, other microbial communities throughout … Continue reading A comprehensive review of your aging and evolving gut microbiome

Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food

Taken from: http://eyesonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/human-circadian-biological-clock1.png Within you are trillions of tiny little timekeepers that keep things running on a schedule.  These timekeepers ensure that your body runs like a perfectly timed orchestra performing a musical masterpiece. Typically the performance goes smoothly, with nary a missed note or beat.  However, messing with the timekeepers can ruin the performance.  … Continue reading Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food

Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?

Over the course of the last 2 blogs, I've covered ways to improve gut health and inflammation by decreasing exposure to endotoxin.  In my last blog I specifically covered reducing endotoxin by fasting. Fasting does a great job of keeping bacteria from overgrowing in your small intestine but it can't completely eliminate your exposure to … Continue reading Is getting enough of this nutrient the key to healing leaky gut?

Hacking histamine intolerance: What you need to know to heal

Histamine intolerance is a recently identified condition where people have an "allergic" reaction to the histamine found in food.  Histamine is a molecule that we all make that's involved in the nervous and immune systems.  Many people know of histamine due to its role in causing the symptoms related to allergies: Itchy eyes and skin … Continue reading Hacking histamine intolerance: What you need to know to heal

Your microbiome, metabolism, and failure to achieve permanent weight loss

Taken from: http://gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NEW-YEARS-RESOLUTION2.jpg By now most people are 10 days in to their annual New Years Resolution weight loss program.  They're hitting the gym, cutting the calories, and making a concerted effort to get back on track after a month and a half of eating like a lunatic. Of course, as someone in the fitness … Continue reading Your microbiome, metabolism, and failure to achieve permanent weight loss

10 reasons why you need taurine for amazing gut health

If you're sick of dealing with digestive issues and haven't looked in to the amino acid taurine, I'm here to wake you up. While you may know taurine from its starring role in energy drinks or the neurological problems experienced by Pottenger's Cats, it plays a powerful role in the gastrointestinal environment.  But how powerful? … Continue reading 10 reasons why you need taurine for amazing gut health