What is “leaky gut?” Imagine a wall made with bricks and mortar. Your gut walls are similar with junctions between cells that are supposed to be tightly stuck together. This gut wall is a barrier to keep the outside world … Continue reading Gut health & depression
A man walks into a doctor’s office. He has a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his left ear, and a banana in his right ear. “What’s the matter with me?” he asks the doctor. The doctor replies, “You’re … Continue reading Family Medicine
Inflammation and body composition are INTERTWINED, y’all! If we know anything about overall, body-wide inflammation, we know it SUCKS. But beyond it making people feel like utter garbage, it makes people have an increased risk of dying from illnesses, allergic … Continue reading Normal BMI Improves Immune System Function
A little weight loss goes a long way! For obese persons (BMI >40) losing 5-10% of weight can drastically improve blood pressure and cholesterol. Depression, quality of life, mobility, sexual dysfunction, and urinary stress incontinence are significantly improved as well. … Continue reading Fat Loss = Health Gain
Knees hurt? WALK IT OUT! Knee pain and dysfunction from osteoarthritis affects nearly half of all people, with obese persons being most at risk. Exercise is obviously important for everyone, but when done poorly or unsafely, it can make joint … Continue reading Knees hurt? Walk.
Indoorsy? Couch surfer? Just chillin? Who’s sore and tired from recent lack of activity? I’ve been there… recently even. But what can we do to escape the sedentary life? Here are some practical tips! Note that if you’re sedentary from … Continue reading How to move more when you don’t wanna.