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You’ve probably heard the adage; don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. It also seems to be true when eating out. The study below found that when participants ordered their meal an hour or more before they planned to eat it, they chose meals that were healthier and had fewer calories than meals ordered at the time of consumption.
Research shows that people who choose their meals early and wait a few hours before picking it up make better food choices than those who choose foods closer to meal time.
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Are you active enough? Researchers in the US and Australia found that the current recommendation of 600 metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes is far below what is needed to lower risk factors for five common chronic diseases.
Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases, finds new research: breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
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How do we live longer, healthier lives? Dr. Pete Attia and I discuss longevity and what might help humans increase their life span. “We have four major causes or triad of disease processes that 70 to 80 percent of people over 40, who don’t smoke and are not going to commit suicide, die of. So, if you want to live longer, you have to figure out a way to delay the onset of those things.”
Peter Attia and I discuss eight levers that influence one’s longevity, the commonalities of degenerative diseases, and the importance of social support and sense of purpose when it comes to your health.
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Light is the primary determinant of our circadian rhythm and sleep/wake cycles. Exposure to light at night suppresses melatonin production (which impairs sleep), and exposure to light in the morning resets the internal biological clock and improves sleep at night. It follows, then, that controlling exposure to artificial light is a powerful tool for regulating sleep. Pg. 234 The Paleo Cure
Chris Kresser's new book, Your Personal Paleo Code. Using the Paleo diet as a starting place, Your Personal Paleo Code is a 3-step plan to lose weight, reverse disease and stay fit and healthy for life.
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Trouble falling asleep? Maybe it’s the color of the light in your room. Research has shown that the blue light emitted from TV’s, smartphones and tablets can disrupt the chemicals in the body that help us fall asleep. The study below showed that while green light still raised the corticosterone levels in the mice studied, it was less than the blue light and actually made the mice sleepy.
Light affects sleep. A study in mice shows that the actual color of light matters; blue light keeps mice awake longer while green light puts them to sleep easily.
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Ten years ago you didn't hear mainstream media or scientists talking about your gut bacteria and the importance of its diversification, but today….it’s everywhere. The interview below is a good reminder that despite the huge strides made in understanding how our gut microbiome impacts the rest of our body, there is still a long way to go.
Science writer Ed Yong talks about his new book, which looks at diet and the microbiome and whether poop transplants and probiotics are all they're cracked up to be.
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In recent years, the microbiota has been implicated in numerous chronic diseases, from obesity to inflammatory bowel disease to multiple sclerosis. It really should be no surprise that it also has a profound impact on endocrine organs like the thyroid. http://bit.ly/2bMWoOr
While there are many factors that influence thyroid function, recent research suggests that gut health may be a key player. The trillions of microbes that reside in your gut have a profound influence on the production of hormones in the body—including thyroid hormones. Read on to find out if a disrupted gut microbiota might be contributing to your thyroid problem, and learn how healing your gut could improve your thyroid function.
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This study supports what I have been saying for a while; we are not our genes but rather the expression of those genes, influenced by diet and environmental factors. Additionally, researchers found that “certain types of epigenetic information can function in a transgenerational manner to influence the life span of the offspring.” All of which helps further our understanding of the aging process and how that might be used to increase longevity.
Over the past decade, a growing number of studies have revealed that progressive changes to epigenetic information accompany aging in both dividing and nondividing cells. Functional studies in model organisms and humans indicate that epigenetic changes have a huge influence on the aging process. These epigenetic changes occur at various levels, including reduced bulk levels of the core histones, altered patterns of histone posttranslational modif...
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Sleep isn’t just about falling into it; sleep is also about waking up. While circadian rhythms are well understood, research is just now beginning to understand what happens in our brains to wake us up each morning.
Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes the sleep homeostat -- a switch in our brains -- to flip and wake us up. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep.
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In case you missed this week’s post: While the scientific community has widely accepted celiac disease as a condition caused by gluten and other related proteins, non-celiac gluten sensitivity has remained a topic of heated debate in the media and among the general public.
Catchy media headlines often poke fun at gluten sensitivity, and a considerable percentage of the population, including many doctors, still do not believe that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real. Yet many people without celiac disease feel better with a gluten-free diet. A recent study may have settled the debate once and for all.
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Feeling a bit grumpy and sluggish at work? You might want to think about taking a quick walk, even if it’s just down the hall. According to the study below, walking, as opposed to sitting or standing, “will almost certainly result in increased feelings of pleasant energy. And that’s true whether you expect this to occur or not,” says Jeff Miller, Ph.D., the study’s lead researcher and a visiting professor of psychology at Saint Xavier University.
Even walking inside an ugly building has mood benefits, a new study shows.
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What motivates us? Why is it humans tend to choose to do things that are not all that pleasant (but are necessary), over things that make us feel good? The large-scale study below, done using a new smartphone app, is helping researchers understand how “hedonic considerations shape human behavior.”
Scientists have developed a smart phone app to collect large-scale data about human behavior and demonstrate how humans routinely sacrifice their short-term happiness for their long-term welfare.
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Susan J.
a year ago
Very uninformed.. I'm concerned that you will be providing harmful information that will hurt the community. Very disconcerting that you would write about nutrition with no training and referencing other blogs instead of peer-reviewed and published studies.
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Hi Dear Chris: I am very impress by the information you are sharing with us - the people suffering from IBS or other digestive problems. Since the last five years I have been having horrible diverticulatis flares, after reading your articles,and taking notes, I am ready to make the changes in my diet to be a healthy and happy human being. Thanks, Luz Daugherty
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4 years ago
Save your time and money. God complex without the God skills. His staff reflects him...arrogant and incompetent. Very disappointed, Id recommend everyone from the Paleo community or AIMC stay away