Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?

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: Why they’re better than supplements

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

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