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!

Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal 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?

5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion

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

Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease

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

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