Many people with gut problems such as IBS, SIBO, IBD, and the like take to low fiber diets to manage their symptoms. While this isn't necessarily a bad approach in the short-term, current best practices indicate that this approach may not be suitable in the long term(>2 months). There are a number of reasons for … Continue reading That low fiber diet may be disrupting your circadian rhythms
In 2014, the CDC declared sleep deprivation a public health epidemic. Indeed, more than 1 in 3 Americans don't get the requisite 7-9 hours of sleep every day. A poll by gallup in 2014 paints an even bleaker picture, with the average American getting 6.8 hours of sleep a night and 40% of the population … Continue reading You can’t fix sleep without fixing your mitochondria
A plethora of research continually accumulates on a daily basis indicating how important the microbiome is for both gut and overall health. This, of course, has led many people suffering from health conditions or just looking to optimize their health to track down ways to promote a diverse, healthy microbiome. While this interest is certainly … Continue reading For a healthy microbiome, lifestyle is key
Truth be told, I've mostly owned Fitbit products as wearable activity trackers. I've owned a Fitbit Ultra and a Fitbit One that lasted me a combined 4+ years and a Basis Peak that lasted about 8 months before I got tired of it. I wanted to upgrade to something that had heart rate as a … Continue reading Fitbit Charge 2 HR: An indispensable tool for lifestyle optimization
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
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?