What's the best time to eat dinner? That all depends on what your goals are. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll stick to better blood glucose control. For the most part, earlier is better. But it's important to point out that earlier means different things to different people. For an early bird who goes … Continue reading Best time to eat dinner for better glucose control
Meal timing is a useful tool for optimizing your lifestyle and improving your overall health. Meal quantity and quality are bigger levers to pull, but meal timing is a third dietary lever at your disposal. Now, this doesn't mean that everyone needs to micromanage their diet to this degree. In fact, it may cause some … Continue reading How meal timing impacts your daily cortisol rhythm
Your digestive system is a critical component of your overall health. It consists of 3 components: Your digestive tract, the hollow tube that runs from your mouth to your anusAccessory organs/glands such as the pancreas and gallbladder The microbiome, which essentially functions as an extra organ with a completely different genome https://biologydictionary.net/digestive-system/ The traditional view … Continue reading Why you need routine for a healthy digestive system
Fixing leaky gut is no straight-forward problem. It's not like you have a hole in your tire that you simply need to patch. It's more like you have a hole in the bottom of your boat and you're 5 miles offshore. Consequently, you're screwed. Your gut isn't just a tube that gets holes in it. … Continue reading Fixing leaky gut: What you need to know!
Time restricted eating(TRE) is an increasingly popular practice where people restrict when they eat to certain parts of the day. Typically, people restrict their feeding to an 8-12 hour period and fast for the remaining 12-16 hours. In mice, TRE seems to have beneficial effects on metabolism independent of how much they eat. In other … Continue reading Time restricted eating is not sufficient to synchronize peripheral clocks
Hey folks, welcome to another episode of the Hack Your Gut Podcast. In today's episode, we answer some questions on meal schedule and timing. Thanks for all who sent in questions. Here are the questions for the podcast: What is your current diet and meal schedule like?I normally drink coffee with ghee at 8:30am and … Continue reading HYG Podcast Episode 16: Meal schedule Q&A
Intermittent fasting has become a popular tool for people these days, but what's the best way to break a fast? First, it's important to define intermittent fasting; the definition typically varies depending on who talks about it. We consider intermittent fasting as periods of 24 or more hours of fasting. The 16:8 fasting protocol, while … Continue reading What’s the best way to break a fast?
A study published yesterday showed that early time-restricted feeding(eTRF) for 4 days led to several metabolic improvements in overweight adults who were metabolically healthy. The study found that compared to eating from 8am-8pm, when doing subjects doing eTRF(8am-2pm) had: Decreased mean 24 hour blood glucose levels Decreased glucose spikes, especially at night(Duh) Increased ketones and … Continue reading Early time-restricted eating improves glycemic control, cortisol rhythm, and may promote autophagy
Time-restricted feeding(TRF) is a method of meal scheduling that involves restricting your eating window every day, typically to 12 hours or less. The data seems to be up and down on whether it's useful for anything, likely because there are other factors that are at play for most of the things they study it for. … Continue reading Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?
One of the more difficult aspects of playing around with circadian rhythms is that there is quite a bit of individual variability that can affect outcomes. People regularly ask me: When is the best time to eat? When should I exercise? How much exercise should I do and what type? How should I break up … Continue reading Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut