Does Roundup cause Cancer? This question may have popped into your head if you saw a recent paper showing detectable levels of glyphosate in human urine. As is the case with most things these days, everyone freaked out. Fear porn is so popular these days. But let's look at this question and give it a … Continue reading Does consuming Roundup cause cancer: Youtube short
Foods for a healthy gut: Building a gut-friendly meal plan
There are many different foods for a healthy gut. This is a great thing because many people are finicky when it comes to their diet. For example, beets are great for your gut. But, to me, they taste like dirt and I don't like to eat the. Fortunately, there are tons of other comparable options. … Continue reading Foods for a healthy gut: Building a gut-friendly meal plan
Does wearing sunglasses disrupt your circadian rhythm
Does wearing sunglasses disrupt your circadian rhythm? In today's video blog we answer that question using a real world example to help you understand if wearing sunglasses is bad for your circadian rhythm. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/qUA4eTlUGys (00:00) How does light regulate biological rhythms? (1:21) Benefits of wearing sunglasses (3:25) Benefits of light to the eye (5:05) … Continue reading Does wearing sunglasses disrupt your circadian rhythm
FODMAPs 101: What they are and why they are a problem
FODMAPs stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. They are short chain carbohydrates that undergo rapid fermentation in the gut. They are a common cause of gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain, gas/bloating, diarrhea, and even cause symptoms elsewhere in the body. This may be due to their ability to increase histamine in the … Continue reading FODMAPs 101: What they are and why they are a problem
Best fruits for gut health
Many different fruits have a beneficial effect on your gut health. In general, fruit improves gut health by creating a healthy microbiome, blocking inflammation, and preventing leaky gut. But there are a lot of different fruits to choose from, so how do you know which are best? In today's video blog we cover why fruit … Continue reading Best fruits for gut health
High fiber diet: Why you should increase fiber and how to do it
Are you interested in eating a high fiber diet because you've heard it's healthy? Have you ever wondered why we think fiber is healthy? What does the evidence show? If fiber is so healthy for us, why isn't it an essential nutrient? Furthermore, how much fiber are we talking? We have an avalanche of data … Continue reading High fiber diet: Why you should increase fiber and how to do it
Blue light circadian rhythm control: Do other light factors matter?
Blue light plays an important role in setting your circadian rhythm. And the best part is, it's very easy to measure. As a result, we have a ton of data on how our exposure to blue light impacts our circadian rhythm. Exposure to blue light during the day triggers a protein in our eyes called … Continue reading Blue light circadian rhythm control: Do other light factors matter?
Time-restricted eating for weight loss: Does it work?
Does time-restricted eating work for weight loss? Well, as is the case with most diets and ways of eating, it depends. A recent paper found time-restricted eating(TRE) provided no benefit to weight loss over standard calorie restriction. As is the standard social media protocol, half the people freaked out and half said I told you … Continue reading Time-restricted eating for weight loss: Does it work?
What is leaky gut?
What is leaky gut? Well, for one, it's something many are scouring the internet looking for. You've likely heard about it from a friend or read an article about. But what is it really? There are a lot of misconceptions on leaky gut. Many believe gluten causes it in everyone. It doesn't, but bread has … Continue reading What is leaky gut?
Getting healthy gut bacteria to thrive in your gut
Gut bacteria live in communities throughout your digestive tract. They do many things for you while they hang out there. They help digest your food, synthesize vitamins and metabolites that make you healthy, and help train your immune system. But since the science is so new, there's a lot to digest(Pun intended). As a result, … Continue reading Getting healthy gut bacteria to thrive in your gut