Taken from: http://eyesonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/human-circadian-biological-clock1.png Within you are trillions of tiny little timekeepers that keep things running on a schedule. These timekeepers ensure that your body runs like a perfectly timed orchestra performing a musical masterpiece. Typically the performance goes smoothly, with nary a missed note or beat. However, messing with the timekeepers can ruin the performance. … Continue reading Setting your circadian clocks: Let there be light…and food
Your body is in a constant battle with the environment and other organisms that coexist in that environment. Many people are familiar with the way the immune system deals with foreign microorganisms, but another equally important process is the removal of toxins. Detoxification is a $154 word but a process that few people fully understand. … Continue reading The ultimate guide to understanding detoxification
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In my last blog Bile, bacteria, and chronic inflammation, I went over the importance of bile in establishing and maintaining a healthy gut and improving chronic inflammation. One of the primary ways bile and the enterohepatic circulation help decrease systemic inflammation is through the processing of endotoxin. If you didn't get a chance to check … Continue reading The ultimate guide to fasting for gut health
Of all the factors I've discussed on this blog, one of the most important variables involved in gut health is something called the enterohepatic circulation. The enterohepatic circulation more or less functions as a detoxification loop between the gut and liver. As toxins enter your gut, some are detoxified by cells of the gut wall … Continue reading Bile flow, bacteria, and chronic inflammation
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