The HPA axis, or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, plays a major role in how we look, feel, and function. This axis is fundamental to how we regulate the stress response and our survival. When exposed to stress, our hypothalamus secretes corticotropin releasing hormone(CRH) which makes it a short distance to the pituitary gland. Consequently, the pituitary gland … Continue reading The HPA axis is regulated by the microbial clock
Circadian disruption increases the risk of many health problems. Most of the chronic health issues plaguing us today are either caused or made worse by circadian disruption. And since modern life essentially promotes circadian disruption, this is bad news for team human. Circadian rhythms help coordinate physiological processes within the body. Therefore, things like blood … Continue reading Study shows circadian disruption damages the gut and microbiome
Circadian rhythms control so many aspects of our health. And when you start using them to your advantage, you can become a completely different person. Today we have another testimonial from a member of my Circadian Retraining Program. And unlike the others, Nicole already corrected most of her health problems. As a result, she took … Continue reading Optimize circadian rhythms to become clear-headed & full of energy
Menopause is a transitional period for women that can have major effects on gut health. There are quite a few reasons for this. First, estrogen protects against a great deal of problems including insulin resistance, obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic dysfunction cause by circadian disruption. As a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen levels … Continue reading Menopause and gut health: Bad news for women
Proper function of the vagus nerve is important to overall health. The vagus nerve helps regulate the stress response and is the communication line in the brain-gut axis. As a result, poor vagal function and lead to high stress and poor digestion. There are a number of tips online that help promote vagal stimulation. This … Continue reading A strong vagus nerve: Circadian Retraining 2.5 years in
People go to great lengths to improve their gut health, and for good reason. Good gut health is the key to overall health. A new study shows something many avoid has a beneficial effect on gut health. If you talk to your dermatologist, they will likely tell you to avoid the Sun to prevent skin … Continue reading Improve gut health with this neglected behavior
High blood sugar causes a variety of problems in the human body. It damages blood vessel walls, increases plaque accumulation, damages the kidneys, and damages nerves throughout the body. Oh yeah, it also causes leaky gut. Now, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University identified another problem with high blood sugar: It … Continue reading High blood sugar dampens the circadian clock
The microbiome is a hot topic in the health world these days. As is the case with most things, the initial hype has been met with a bit of disappointment. But, I think this is more of a pendulum swinging back to sanity type of thing. One of the fundamental problems with looking at probiotics … Continue reading Looking for a healthy microbiome? Start here!
New "Human's Guide..." course series... Hey folks, in an effort to improve the site, I'm creating some courses to help people understand how their body works. I notice that there is a lot of confusion as to what constitutes good health advice. I think a good deal of this is corrected by earning about basic … Continue reading New “Courses” on the site with all new Human’s Guide!!!
Gut dysbiosis is an imbalance in the bacterial communities that live in the gut. Dysbiosis plays a big role in the increase of gut disorders such as IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the genes in the gut belong to our microbiome, not us. Circadian … Continue reading How circadian disruption causes gut dysbiosis