Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?

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?

Baking soda prevents cancer? Nope, but now we know how exercise may

Whew, another day another opportunity to overstate the results of a clinical research study.  The study in question is the new study showing that an acidic environment disrupts the circadian clock by inhibiting mTORC1, and this effect can be reversed by buffering the environment with something such as baking soda.  While this study does give … Continue reading Baking soda prevents cancer? Nope, but now we know how exercise may

New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

The beautiful part about science is that different research groups come at problems from different perspectives.  In a recent paper looking for biomarkers to differentiate irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) from inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) and healthy controls, researchers found a unique profile of proteins found in the intestinal fluids of people with IBS. These findings are great … Continue reading New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms

Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?

My foray in to circadian biology over the last few years has given me a fresh perspective on a number of things.  There are a few things I've told people with gut and adrenal problems to avoid because they can make those issues worse.  Most of the time, this has to do with how things … Continue reading Could this common beverage help improve adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, and brain fog?

Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size

Of the many different variables we can manipulate to promote our health, time is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and possibly important factors out there.  Most of us focus on what and how much, almost to a fault.  What kind of food?  What kind of exercise?  How much food?  How much exercise?  How … Continue reading Losing circadian cortisol rhythm increases fat cell number and size