It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease!

Synopsis We all hear about how important treating "root causes" is for solving chronic health problems.  In fact, the reason conventional medicine is so bad at treating chronic disease is because it manages symptoms rather than treating "root causes".  But how we define "root causes" is very important, because the narrative in the functional medicine … Continue reading It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease!

Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut

  "...all parts of the gastrointestinal tract are under pervasive control of the circadian clock, and perturbances of circadian rhythmicity through jet lag or shift work acutely manifest themselves predominantly as gastrointestinal discomfort.  Long­ term disruption of the circadian clock in these tissues may lead to serious diseases such as colorectal cancer or metabolic syndrome." … Continue reading Your lifestyle is wrecking your metabolism…and gut

Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion

  Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating the affected systems and treating them as if they're separate from the whole.  The problem with this approach is that every system in the human body almost never functions in isolation. This doesn't mean that the modern approach is wrong or not … Continue reading Podcast 11: 5 simple science-based tips to improve your digestion

Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems

  Unless you're a stranger to this blog, you know how highly I hold optimal metabolic health in regard to healing or preventing gut problems.  A recent study found that 12.2% of the US population has optimal metabolic health.  When you consider that this includes all adults over the age of 18, you may be … Continue reading Podcast 6: Why you must optimize metabolic health to improve gut problems

Podcast 5: The importance of cardiometabolic health for optimizing circadian rhythms and reversing chronic disease

If you're interested in joining the Circadian Retraining Program so you can participate in the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge coming up on Jan 1st, check out the details here. https://hackyourgut.com/circadian-retraining-program/ My story of ignoring cardiometabolic health It's not about weight Visceral fat vs subcutaneous fat Senescent cells in visceral fat What are senescent cells DDR, … Continue reading Podcast 5: The importance of cardiometabolic health for optimizing circadian rhythms and reversing chronic disease

Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do

  What are circadian rhythms? Biological functions that vary over a 24 hour period Sleep, activity, digestion, immunity, & motivation WRT to digestion, enzyme synthesis/secretion, gastric acidity, intestinal permeability, and motility are all circadian At the cellular level, circadian rhythms help separate use from repair Circadian rhythms help you solve the puzzle that is the … Continue reading Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do

Podcast #3-Cellular energy metabolism and the mitochondria

  In this podcast I cover basic energy metabolism within the cell, with particular emphasis on how the mitochondria play a role.  I also discuss the NAD+/NADH and things that lead to the age-related decline in the NAD+ pool and how circadian rhythms fit in to the picture.  Below are the pictures and outline for … Continue reading Podcast #3-Cellular energy metabolism and the mitochondria