If you need help reversing type 2 diabetes, you likely know the importance of lifestyle. Eating better and exercising more certainly help, but sometimes you need something else to goose things along. As far as useful tools, there's a lot of hype behind dietary fiber. Eating more fiber has a lot of beneficial effects for … Continue reading Need help reversing type 2 diabetes? This fiber may help!!!
Is there a relationship between your diet and mental health? It seems plausible that a person's diet can play an important role. Certainly there is a link between physical and mental health. There is good evidence that the 2 are linked. However, it's problematic determining if one causes the other or they are indirectly linked. … Continue reading Diet and mental health: Can what you eat play a role?
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?
Healing leaky gut is a problem many with gut problems hope to solve. Unfortunately, most people have a skewed perspective on what leaky gut is. Many think leaky gut is a syndrome that happens to someone. Consequently, in this paradigm, you need a cure. But in many instances, leaky gut is simply a symptom of … Continue reading Healing leaky gut: The power of weight loss
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is an important component of health. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the ability to control blood glucose goes out the window. In these conditions, it's an impairment of insulin secretion or insulin sensitivity. But this is a rather myopic view of blood glucose regulation. There's another important … Continue reading Normal blood sugar begins in the gut
Normal TSH levels are an important consideration for thyroid health, though they give an incomplete picture on their own. When you assess thyroid function, other tests such as T4, T3, reverse T3, and TPO antibodies provide a fuller picture. Be that as it may, having high or low TSH often functions as an early warning … Continue reading Normal TSH levels require a healthy lifestyle: What you need to know
NAFLD is a disease of low energy availability in the liver. This prevents the liver from optimally fulfilling it's duties, many of which are in conjunction with the gut. Fortunately, it's reversible with the proper diet and exercise.
Given the focus of this blog, you can imagine that I feel preventing leaky gut is pretty important to overall health. This doesn't just apply to people who are dealing with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO, and IBD. It also applies also to health and longevity as a whole. There's a ton of … Continue reading The biohacker’s guide to preventing leaky gut
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
Taken from: http://gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NEW-YEARS-RESOLUTION2.jpg By now most people are 10 days in to their annual New Years Resolution weight loss program. They're hitting the gym, cutting the calories, and making a concerted effort to get back on track after a month and a half of eating like a lunatic. Of course, as someone in the fitness … Continue reading Your microbiome, metabolism, and failure to achieve permanent weight loss