The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life

It's almost dogma in longevity research that caloric restriction will extend your lifespan.  Granted, I think everyone agrees that humans won't see the same level of life extension under caloric restriction as mice, primarily because we experience a slower rate of epigenetic drift. It's also unlikely, although still plausible, that humans will spend a large … Continue reading The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life

This process is key to regulating gut inflammation

For those people dealing with gut problems, every day is an adventure.  Fortunately, there are a number of dietary approaches that can help a great deal with symptom management. Whether you're talking about the Specific Carbohydrate diet(SCD Diet), low FODMAP diet, or the GAPS diet, many people can do things they weren't previously able to … Continue reading This process is key to regulating gut inflammation

Is there a simpler alternative to calorie restriction for longevity?

Calorie restriction and fasting are 2 of the hottest areas of research in longevity and age rejuvenation.  In fact, you probably know someone who has dabbled in, or who is currently dabbling in, one or the other.  These techniques, whether you're talking about calorie restriction, fasting, or protein restriction, fall under the general umbrella of … Continue reading Is there a simpler alternative to calorie restriction for longevity?

Circadian rhythms, weight loss, and leaky gut

Chronic weight gain or an inability to lose weight is often attributed to a caloric excess where energy intake from food exceeds energy expenditure from physical activity and metabolic rate.  A recent study in the journal Obesity found that 2 groups of overweight and obese women experienced dramatically different levels of weight loss simply by … Continue reading Circadian rhythms, weight loss, and leaky gut

Beyond fasting: Syncing my circadian clocks for one month

If this isn't your first rodeo on this blog, you know I'm a big fan of fasting for gut health. Regular fasting gives your digestion a break and gives your organs of digestion time to re-synthesize and store digestive enzymes. Regular fasting also improves your gut motility.  Motility patterns during the fed period are completely … Continue reading Beyond fasting: Syncing my circadian clocks for one month