The microbiome is a hot topic in the health world these days. As is the case with most things, the initial hype has been met with a bit of disappointment. But, I think this is more of a pendulum swinging back to sanity type of thing. One of the fundamental problems with looking at probiotics … Continue reading Looking for a healthy microbiome? Start here!
New "Human's Guide..." course series... Hey folks, in an effort to improve the site, I'm creating some courses to help people understand how their body works. I notice that there is a lot of confusion as to what constitutes good health advice. I think a good deal of this is corrected by earning about basic … Continue reading New “Courses” on the site with all new Human’s Guide!!!
Gut dysbiosis is an imbalance in the bacterial communities that live in the gut. Dysbiosis plays a big role in the increase of gut disorders such as IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the genes in the gut belong to our microbiome, not us. Circadian … Continue reading How circadian disruption causes gut dysbiosis
A healthy gut obviously depends quite a bit on diet. The quickest way to an unhealthy gut is a high calorie, low quality diet. But diet is only one factor in shaping gut health. In the last blog I covered the gut hormone GLP-1. If you didn't read that blog, check it out here because … Continue reading Osteocalcin: A bone hormone that promotes a healthy gut
IBS symptoms cause a lot of discomfort. The primary symptoms of IBS in the gut include: Gas/bloatingAbdominal pain & crampingDiarrheaConstipationNauseaFrequent trips to the bathroom Most evidence points to changes in gut sensory function and motility as causes of IBS. But this information isn't all that useful if you can't determine what's causing failure at both … Continue reading Does GLP-1 play a major role in IBS symptoms?
Optimizing circadian rhythms is one of the greatest things you can do to help heal your gut. Whether you're suffering from poor digestion, impaired motility, or leaky gut, working on your circadian rhythms is crucial to gut health. The reason why circadian rhythms are so important is that all functions in the gut are regulated … Continue reading How optimizing circadian rhythms heals the gut
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a disorder of the large intestine that leads to gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In the US, there are 200,000 cases of IBS every year. Thus, it's relatively common. People with IBS often have a hard time getting effective treatment for the condition. As a result, people suffer … Continue reading Is irritable bowel syndrome real or just a symptom cluster?
There's a tremendous amount of confusion as it pertains to what causes leaky gut. If you look at the approaches most people take to correct it, you'd think it was a glutamine or probiotic deficiency. Or maybe it's fungal overgrowth or carbs. Fortunately, a newly published study tackles the problem. In Risk factors associated with … Continue reading What causes leaky gut? The answer may shock you.
Candida is a genus of yeast responsible for the majority of fungal infections in humans. Many species of the yeast are normal inhabitants of a healthy human GI tract, acting as commensal organisms. Unfortunately, under the proper conditions, many are opportunistic pathogens. Typically our immune system keeps Candida in check. It actually exists in 2 … Continue reading Conquering Candida: It takes a lot more than diet
POTS syndrome, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS), is a condition where someone experiences a large elevation in heart rate when they stand up. Typically, their heart rate jumps more than 30 bpm, or above 120bpm. Symptoms of the condition include: Brain fogFeeling dizzy or faint when standingNauseaAbdominal painExcessive sweatingMigraines/headachesBlurry visionChronic painSleep problems POTS syndrome is … Continue reading POTS syndrome and gut problems