The hidden source of gut inflammation nobody is talking about…

For people with disorders of the gut, inflammation is a buzzword thrown about as much as the name Tom Brady is thrown about for football fans in New England.  This is for good reason, chronic inflammation can cause some pretty nasty problems in any tissue you find it, especially the gut. However, for most people, … Continue reading The hidden source of gut inflammation nobody is talking about…

Circadian rhythms, weight loss, and 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

The circadian influence on gut health and disease

Synopsis Circadian rhythms play an important role in our biology by adjusting it in a way that takes advantage of patterns in food availability.  They exert a substantial influence over our physiology by controlling many aspects of our behavior including state of arousal, motivation, appetite, and digestion.  Circadian disruption is associated with a number of … Continue reading The circadian influence on gut health and disease

Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO

WARNING: GRAPHIC POO/BIOFILM PICTURES CONTAINED WITHIN.  DO NOT READ IF THAT GROSSES YOU OUT Taken from: http://images.medicinenet.com/images/share-article-images/share-intestinal-gas-belching-bloating-flatulence.jpg Gut disorders affect millions of people every year.  Two of the more common gut problems, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), often present with gas and bloating that most sufferers have a difficult time identifying the … Continue reading Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO