Image source The great thing about science is that it causes us to evolve our thinking on topics over time. When we look back at the days of bloodletting as a serious form of medicine, it's easy to laugh at the simplistic approach to a very complex topic. It probably wasn't easy to laugh for … Continue reading Why We Sleep: A book everyone should read
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?
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
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
As someone who had pre-diabetic blood glucose readings in his late 20s, I came to understand the many problems that awaited me if I didn't get my posterior in gear. I remember the first time I had a bad reading during my annual physical. An aberration I thought. I wasn't extremely overweight and I exercised … Continue reading How hyperglycemia is destroying your gut health
If you're like me, you can't get enough of your learn-on about gut health. From time to time, I kinda get bored of reading research articles and enjoy a little fluff. So I was pleasantly surprised to come upon this 2 part series on gut health from Catalyst, an Australian investigative science television series … Continue reading Great 2-part documentary on gut health
Over the last few years, "leaky gut" has moved from pure quackery to one of the leading topics in immunological research. Part of this is because people refer to it as leaky gut, which doesn't really lend any scientific credence to the topic. Truth be told, I hate this term, preferring the much more scientifically … Continue reading New study provides key factor to avoiding leaky gut?
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
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?
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