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!
If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling. Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?
Many people, particularly those with gut problems, want to improve digestion. This almost always involves a trove of supplements that don't always pan out. Though you can get a lot more benefit from changing behavior, many simply don't know this. Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating affected systems and … Continue reading 5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion
It's been a while since I've covered the importance of gut health for healthy aging, but today's the day to jump right back in to the swing of things. A study published late last year found that disease-free centenarians seem to have much healthier guts than younger people when it comes to 2 key … Continue reading Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster
Note: I go much deeper in the weeds in the podcast version of this blog. I also include some pretty nifty hacks that increases blood flow to the gut. If you listen and like the podcast via itunes or any of the other podcast apps, leave me a review letting me know if you … Continue reading Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut
https://youtu.be/LmMuLbuvbjk Hey folks, did a little video and podcast rundown of what we'll be doing for the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge starting January 1st. We'll be working on shaping behavior for 12 weeks in order to bring our guts in to tip top shape. In this presentation, I give the underlying principles behind the … Continue reading Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge?
To heal your gut, optimal metabolic health is a must. 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 a bit shocked. Me, not so much. From my perspective, this number feels about right. … Continue reading Why you must optimize metabolic health to heal your gut
Poor cardiometabolic health is both a consequence and driver of chronic disease. In this episode of the podcast, I cover what cardiometabolic health is and why you should address it to prevent or reverse chronic disease. In the next episode of the podcast I take a deeper dive in to how metabolic dysfunction drives chronic … Continue reading Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease
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
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