Is there anything as satisfying, as relieving, as energizing as a complete bowel movement? To this day, I haven’t found a better road to immediate, physiological joy. A functioning bowel: a true gift, a true delight! Worthy of daily celebration, I could argue. Aside from the immediate boost in energy, a complete and regular emptying of the bowel is absolutely critical for overall health. When … Continue reading Can We Talk About Poop?
Microbiome research continues to blossom to the great delight of the curious, constipated, and the bloated. Anyone suffering from gut dysbiosis and microbiota imbalances revels in the new knowledge that points us all closer to a realm of relief. Since the initial dive into the human microbiota back in the 17th century, researchers and bowel-enthusiasts alike continue unmasking links between the biome of our guts … Continue reading The Truth About Probiotics
America is a constipated nation…. If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals. – Denis Burkitt Constipated? Bloated, swollen, and gassy? Foggy brain and feeling awful? Haven’t pooped in 6 days? Haven’t pooped in over a week? The sun is shining but the fatigue makes you just want to stay in bed, forever? Eating the “perfect” diet but still feel like a … Continue reading When Fiber is Not Your Friend
I vividly remember brewing my first batch of enema coffee back in 2013, pouring it into a pink rubber enema bag and letting it flow into my rectum while I listened to NPR. After holding it, squirming, breathing as deeply as I could for about 5 minutes and 16 seconds, I leapt to the toilet and eagerly examined the contents. At the time, I hoped … Continue reading Coffee Enemas?
Smoked oysters have found a home in my heart. I’ve always swooned for them raw on the half shell, squeezed with lemon and enjoyed in the sunshine with a loved one. I save those moments for special occasions or the rare event I’m eating out when my mom comes to visit. Nowadays, I open the can, drain off the olive oil, sprinkle them in flaky … Continue reading Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive -Henry Miller Like an over-excited squirrel, I enter phases of digging through the piles of stress-related research. Sometimes, I can’t stop. I have moment after moment of “aha!” and “of course!” as I can apply new findings to my own experience. I light up hearing about the newest conclusions and correlations … Continue reading Understanding Stress
“The true method of knowledge is experiment.” —William Blake When Joe Rogan interviewed Dr. Shawn Baker back in 2017 about only eating meat for two years straight, increasing numbers of people began chatting about–and trying–the now somewhat trendy carnivore diet. Since then, a cult-like following has developed on Instagram and Facebook as they share miraculous stories turning around medical conditions deemed unsolvable by traditional western … Continue reading How the Carnivore Diet Can Heal Your Gut & Brain
Sometimes getting better means taking a leap you do not feel ready to take. A big tiger leap. It’s been almost three months since I decided to take that big tiger leap and try out a carnivore diet. For me, that means eating every part of the animal: muscle, fat, organs, skin, cartilage, broth, bones, eggs, egg shells (yes, egg shells), with water and salt. … Continue reading Becoming a Tiger