DNA From Gut Bacteria Found in Blood of Diabetic Patients, Linked with Endotoxin, Inflammation

Our gut microfloras are important cogs in the wheels of our biological machinery. From assisting in digestion and absorption to orchestrating metabolic and immune responses, gut microbes play a huge role. But when these gut microbes are … [Read more...]

SAD Diet Disturbs Circadian Clocks Leading to Leaky Gut and Imbalanced Gut Bacteria

BREAKING NEWS Cutting-edge practitioners have long known that obesity and diabetes is linked with imbalanced gut bacteria and skewed circadian clock genes. But, for the first time in human history, scientists at Rush University in Chicago … [Read more...]

Brain Fried? Dr. Perlmutter Reveals Links Between Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Poor Brain Health

CLICK THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUGAR AND BRAIN HEALTH WHAT IS THE HEMOGLOBIN (HBA1C) TEST? Getting pricked with needles multiple times during a two-hour glucose tolerance test is cumbersome. This is why the World Health … [Read more...]

This Hidden Nutrient in Spinach May Help You Build Muscle Like Popeye

Dr. Jason Cholewa discusses some novel metabolic aspects of betaine, illuminating its potential to help improve exercise performance. Be sure to join us on June 10th for the live Google hangout with Jason. Study Review: Effects of betaine … [Read more...]

How Viruses Wreck Your Metabolism: gut bacteria are the tip of the ‘infectobesity’ iceberg

INFECTOBESITY: THE IMMUNE-MICROBE-METABOLIC CONNECTION Bacterial endotoxin from the gut are not the only microbial link to obesity and diabetes. Elevated levels of circulating inflammation-stimulating immune cells have been observed in … [Read more...]

Balance Your Biological Clock, Reclaim Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

  Sleep is one of the body’s ways of conserving energy. Curbing this critical resting time is linked to many metabolic derangements and fat gain. Endocrinologists now recognize that poor sleep habits and sleep loss are risk … [Read more...]

Ancestral Eating Improves For A Stronger Gut, Robust Metabolism

What you eat on a daily basis affects the type of bacteria in your gut and it’s activity, which, in turn, affects the level of inflammation in your body. But there are other influences as well.  Take endotoxin, for instance.  Those are … [Read more...]

Patients with Ulcerative Colitis have Imbalanced Intestinal Microbiota, Study Finds

New study reports key microbial and metabolic alterations in the bowel of patients with Ulcerative colitis (UC), an autoimmune bowel disease.   Source Vigsnaes, LK. Microbiotas from UC patients display altered metabolism and … [Read more...]

Weight Regain After Dieting Is Due to Gut Hormones, Inflammation

Guts over glory—why diets fail. Nature Medicine,

With or without the 5 pound microbial mass residing in our inner-tube of life, the gut and it’s related incretin hormones comprise a powerful metabolic organ. The May 2012 issue of Diabetologia discuses the progress that has occurred in the … [Read more...]

Endurance Training Without Diet Changes Improve Blood Lipoproteins in The Obese

View of size and shape of HDL particles

An exercise intervention trial published in the April 2012 Journal Obesity found that when obese individuals underwent a three day per week endurance exercise regime, improvements in blood levels of cardioprotective lipoprotein particles … [Read more...]

Time to Rethink Toxicity, Says a New Endocrine Society Report

EDCs can mimic estrogen, pictured below On March 14th the Endocrine Society published a collaborative, 78 page report which elucidates an emerging paradigm shift in the field of environmental toxicology. The obsolete thinking that “the … [Read more...]

New Associations Between H. pylori Colonization and Markers of Blood Sugar Dysregulation

A research team from New York found a positive correlation between H. pylori status, increasing age, body mass index and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels (Chen 2012). That is to say elevated levels of HbA1c and H. pylori were more … [Read more...]