If you've found your way to this blog, chances are you've heard of the term "leaky gut". You're also probably familiar with how chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on your health. In a previous blog I went over how the gut regulates how leaky and inflamed it is via the pregnane X receptor. If you … Continue reading Is bile the key that turns on the gut clock?
People often ask me for tips on meals they can make or what I eat myself. For the most part, my meals stay pretty consistent throughout the entire week with only minor changes on the weekends when I have a little more time to prepare my food on the fly. The changes I make are … Continue reading My Big A$$ Breakfast
Are you trying to fix your "broken metabolism"? Is your appetite out of whack? Maybe you've put on quite a few pounds or you have a difficult time losing weight. Blood glucose running a little high? Maybe you feel like you don't have enough energy to get through the day or you need to rely … Continue reading Hoping to fix your broken metabolism? Bad news…you can’t
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
Synopsis Circadian rhythms play an important role in our biology by adjusting it in a way that takes advantage of patterns in food availability. They exert a substantial influence over our physiology by controlling many aspects of our behavior including state of arousal, motivation, appetite, and digestion. Circadian disruption is associated with a number of … Continue reading The circadian influence on gut health and disease
WARNING: GRAPHIC POO/BIOFILM PICTURES CONTAINED WITHIN. DO NOT READ IF THAT GROSSES YOU OUT Taken from: http://images.medicinenet.com/images/share-article-images/share-intestinal-gas-belching-bloating-flatulence.jpg Gut disorders affect millions of people every year. Two of the more common gut problems, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), often present with gas and bloating that most sufferers have a difficult time identifying the … Continue reading Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO
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Well, in my last blog I said I was going to test the format for my upcoming circadian program and here it is. In this powerpoint presentation video I cover why anyone looking to improve their gut health should take a look at syncing their circadian clocks. I'd like to know your thoughts on the … Continue reading The importance of circadian rhythms in gut health
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
Do you ever get hungry? I mean really hungry? Like, "I'm going to gnaw my arm off I'm so hungry"? What if I were to tell you that proper gut function may be dependent on regularly experiencing this type of hunger? Well, it's true. This feeling of hunger may be a signal that your gut … Continue reading Is your gut problem caused by a hunger deficiency?