There are numerous benefits of coffee consumption. Coffee contains many polyphenols as well as caffeine. But some people just don't tolerate caffeine all that well. Fortunately for those folks, results of a study presented earlier this years show caffeine isn't necessary for the benefits of coffee. The research was presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019. … Continue reading Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?
Probiotic foods have a long history of improving health. Most of their effects are attributed to improving the digestive system. But there are other beneficial effects to eating probiotic foods. They can help correct things like: High blood pressureInsulin resistanceChronic inflammationHigh oxidative stressAutonomic imbalance Most of these problems will haunt you at some point in … Continue reading Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements
If you're like me, you can't get enough of your learn-on about gut health. From time to time, I kinda get bored of reading research articles and enjoy a little fluff. So I was pleasantly surprised to come upon this 2 part series on gut health from Catalyst, an Australian investigative science television series … Continue reading Great 2-part documentary on gut health
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
Do you ever get hungry? I mean really hungry? Like, "I'm going to gnaw my arm off I'm so hungry"? What if I were to tell you that proper gut function may be dependent on regularly experiencing this type of hunger? Well, it's true. This feeling of hunger may be a signal that your gut … Continue reading Can this simple trick be the solution to your gut problem?
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
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?
Of all the factors I've discussed on this blog, one of the most important variables involved in gut health is something called the enterohepatic circulation. The enterohepatic circulation more or less functions as a detoxification loop between the gut and liver. As toxins enter your gut, some are detoxified by cells of the gut wall … Continue reading Bile flow, bacteria, and chronic inflammation
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
After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory to claim his record 5th Super Bowl, Tom Brady attributed a great deal of his longevity to changing his lifestyle and diet. During his MVP speech, he stated that he never thought he'd play this long. He hurt all the time when he was 25, but after … Continue reading Gut health in sports: What the science really shows