Seasonal Eating and Metabolic Health

Emerging research suggests that eating seasonally has important effects on metabolic health, including blood sugar regulation and the body’s ability to burn fat for fuel. Read on to learn more!

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How To Optimize Your Circadian Rhythms To Promote Healing From Chronic Illness

Our ancestors evolved in an environment in which life was governed by the earth’s natural rhythms, including the cycles of light and dark that characterize day and night. The interaction between our biology and the earth’s light cycles led us to develop a unique system within our bodies, the circadian system. Disruption of the circadian system predisposes us to issues such as elevated stress hormones, lowered immunity intestinal dysbiosis, and impaired brain function. Over time, health issues such as these may contribute to the development of chronic illnesses. In my own journey of recovery from Lyme disease and mold illness, repairing my disrupted circadian rhythm has helped me make significant improvements in my health. Read on to learn six simple strategies for optimizing your circadian rhythms.

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Sun Exposure and Vitamin D: Essentials for Athletic Performance

The ancient Greeks held the belief that plentiful sun exposure was vital for physical performance, and they required Olympian athletes to bathe in the sun as part of their training. A growing body of research indicates that the sunbathing practices of these ancient athletes were well-informed. Sun exposure influences a wide variety of physiological processes that affect athletic performance, including testosterone and nitric oxide production, circadian rhythms, alertness, skeletal muscle function, and vitamin D status. Read on to learn how safe sun exposure can help you reach your highest athletic potential.

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The Link Between Gut Microbes and Circadian Rhythms

New research continues to emerge daily demonstrating the important effects that gut bacteria have on the health of the human body. In addition to promoting a healthy digestive tract and a strong immune system, research indicates that gut flora also help regulate our circadian rhythms. Read on to learn about how gut bacteria affect circadian rhythms, and how taking care of your microbiome and circadian rhythms simultaneously can benefit your overall health! 

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The Circadian Rhythm-Blood Sugar Connection

A disrupted circadian rhythm can negatively impact many aspects of health, including blood sugar control. Read on to learn about how circadian rhythm disruption affects your blood sugar, and what you can do to reset your circadian rhythm and thus reverse conditions such as high blood sugar, insulin resistance, stubborn weight gain, and diabetes.

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