Histamine intolerance is a recently identified condition where people have an "allergic" reaction to the histamine found in food. Histamine is a molecule that we all make that's involved in the nervous and immune systems. Many people know of histamine due to its role in causing the symptoms related to allergies: Itchy eyes and skin … Continue reading Hacking histamine intolerance: What you need to know to heal
Do you have problems with low energy and feeling winded any time you get up off the couch? Can you feel your heart beat through your chest any time you make the slightest attempt to do anything physically active? If you notice these things coupled with poor detoxification, easy bruising, and slow wound healing you … Continue reading Why physical activity is necessary to beat chronic inflammation.
After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory to claim his record 5th Super Bowl, Tom Brady attributed a great deal of his longevity to changing his lifestyle and diet. During his MVP speech, he stated that he never thought he'd play this long. He hurt all the time when he was 25, but after … Continue reading Gut health in sports: What the science really shows
I have to admit, I absolutely love when science begins connecting the dots in some of my theories. A recent study published in the journal PNAS does this nicely. In the study, researchers took a look at the GATM gene which is the rate-limiting step in creatine synthesis. They noticed some abnormalities in the gut … Continue reading New study confirms: Supplemental creatine is great for your 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
Taken from: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/12/new-technique-reveals-gut-bacteria-diversity... In early December of last year, researchers confirmed something that had been brewing for years. Parkinson's disease, a degenerative brain disorder that affects motor function, may be tied to the bacteria in our gut(1). This study took a look at the microbiome of mice prone to Parkinson's disease and raised them in … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: From gut to brain or brain to gut?
In a previous blog I covered some interesting new research on gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori. In that blog I covered why you may want to limit a specific form of vitamin K2 and increase your intake of Omega 3 fish oils if you are experiencing gastritis due to H. pylori. Check it out here … Continue reading H. pylori: The good the bad, and the ugly
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Most of us are well-versed on how our digestive system works after we eat. How it mashes food, tosses in some digestive enzymes, and mixes it up so it can be broken down and absorbed. But did you know that your gut is actually working 24/7, even when you're not eating? In fact, what goes … Continue reading Bile, stress, and the migrating motor complex
Taken from: http://www.healthyfoodvision.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gastritis.jpg One thing that's particularly frustrating about gut disorders is the individuality of it all. If you look at 2 people with the same gut disorder you can see a completely different set of food and nutrient intolerances. This is why an individual approach is heads and shoulders above the rest. Another big … Continue reading H. Pylori gastritis? New research says avoid this nutrient but get these…