Many of us are on the hunt for the key to staying young. In the race to live a happy and healthy life, it's essential. As we grow older, things breakdown. Additionally, our: Skin wrinklesBones & muscles weakenImmune system faltersBlood glucose gets out of whackAnd we lose our marbles Humans have been enamored with remaining … Continue reading Is the key to staying young in your fat cells?
Magnesium is an important mineral to our health. More than 600 enzymatic reactions in the body require it. Furthermore, the molecule our cells use for energy, ATP, is inactive until magnesium binds to it to form Mg-ATP. A paper in 2016 found that bacteria, plants, and animals have a circadian rhythm of intracellular magnesium. Clock … Continue reading Magnesium is essential for circadian rhythms
Inflammation is an essential process that helps protect our body from infection and starts the healing process. When we get an infection or injure ourselves, pro-inflammatory cytokines help attract immune cells to address the threat to our body. During an infection, this helps alert the immune system and allows immune cells to recognize and eliminate … Continue reading The powerful anti-inflammatory you make every day
Resistance training is a common form of exercise using calisthenics or weights. There are a number of benefits to this form of exercise, primarily centered around maintaining muscle mass and bone density. I get asked 2 questions quite a bit. They are: What is the best type of exercise?Is exercise a good option for improving … Continue reading Resistance training for optimizing circadian rhythms
Do leaky gut and COVID-19 share some sort of a relationship? According to a recent study they do. And when you look at other data as well as the mechanism, it definitely makes sense! In this paper, researchers found that a certain set of inflammatory biomarkers in the blood could predict severe COVID-19 outcomes. Researchers … Continue reading Leaky gut and COVID-19: Is there a connection?
Hey folks, we have a special new IBS case report series coming to the blog. This is a joint venture between Hack Your Gut and Nordic Clinics in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the last year, we've been working together on various projects including presentations and protocols on GI problems. This IBS case report series has been … Continue reading New IBS case report series coming soon!!!
Respiratory failure is one of the leading causes of death due to COVID-19 infection. It occurs when the capillaries in your lung fail to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the alveoli in your lungs. Death effectively occurs due to suffocation. The gut-lung axis is one of several axes in the body involving the gut … Continue reading Respiratory failure in COVID-19: The gut-lung axis
New data out on the novel coronoavirus indicates that many people may experience gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 infection. In fact, that number may be upwards of 50%. But how does a respiratory tract infection affect the gut? Well, clues to that come from another newly discovered symptom: The loss of taste and smell. That seemingly … Continue reading Gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19: Why do they occur?
The race is on to find a cure for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus leaving a path of destruction behind it. In addition to killing thousands around the World, the economic destruction it's left behind is shocking. But that's not the only shocking thing about COVID-19. It's humble beginnings in Wuhan, China seemed innocent enough. Being … Continue reading COVID-19: Why it may hit Americans hard
Chronic constipation is a condition where people have infrequent, difficult elimination of the bowels. Many times it's due to problems with motility in the colon, but the small intestine can also be a problem. Often, people rely on motility aids to goose things along. Of course, this improves symptoms and allows the person to "go". … Continue reading Chronic constipation? Take your foot off the ileal brake