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Hack your gut

By Dave Mayo
Join me as I discuss the many ways that our lifestyle behaviors affect gut health. I'll cover topics including circadian rhythms, sleep, exercise, diet, and much more.
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5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion

Hack your gut

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How I developed my optimized lifestyle
I’m this episode of the podcast, I discuss how I developed my personalized, optimized lifestyle. It took a lot of trial and error, and being precise with how I tweak things. The result: happy, healthy and thriving!
37:52
September 16, 2020
The Truth about Chronotype
In this podcast, we discuss what your chronotype is, factors that affect your chronotype, and the process we use for shifting chronotype.
28:21
September 3, 2020
Meal scheduling Q&A
In this episode we cover some reader/listener questions on meal timing.
42:34
August 25, 2020
Gut health, aging, and the epigenetic clock
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the importance of gut health to healthy aging. Evidence indicates that “leaky gut” may speed up the aging process by altering the epigenome. Speeding up the epigenetic clock can have damaging effects on our health. Fortunately, there are a few things we can do on a day to day basis to improve gut health and potentially delay age-related functional decline.
43:34
August 12, 2020
Ep. 14: How VT is crushing COVID-19, CFS after COVID-19, and my self-care routine
Learn about how science is driving VT’s success in controlling COVID-19, the wide range of post-viral symptoms people experience, and the self-care I’ll be doing for the next month to maximize my resilience
38:47
July 24, 2020
Episode 13: Epigenetic aging, senescent cells, the skin-gut axis, and more
Learn what epigenetic age is and how it affects the gut, how senescent cells accelerate age, how skin health affects the gut, and more...
43:28
July 21, 2020
Episode 12: my diet & exercise, red light improves vision, & inflammaging
In this episode I discuss my current nutrition and exercise plans, how red light improves vision, how inflammation speeds aging, and how the polyphenol apigenin can reduce age-related NAD+ decline.
34:08
July 7, 2020
Ep. 11-Current protocol, COVID-19, meal spacing/timing for gut health, delayed blue blocking
In this episode I cover my current supplement and lifestyle protocol for optimal health, musing on COVID-19, meal spacing & timing for gut health, and why blocking blue light later at night may cause you to wake up earlier.
21:15
July 1, 2020
It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease!
Synopsis We all hear about how important treating "root causes" is for solving chronic health problems.  In fact, the reason conventional medicine is so bad at treating chronic disease is because it manages symptoms rather than treating "root causes".  But how we define "root causes" is very important, because the narrative in the functional medicine … Continue reading It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease! The post It’s about time functional medicine treats the root cause of chronic disease! appeared first on Hack your gut.
55:05
March 4, 2019
Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?
If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling.  Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease? The post Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease? appeared first on Hack your gut.
23:09
January 28, 2019
5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion
Many people, particularly those with gut problems, want to improve digestion. This almost always involves a trove of supplements that don't always pan out. Though you can get a lot more benefit from changing behavior, many simply don't know this. Modern medicine has a way of approaching human health that involves isolating affected systems and … Continue reading 5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion The post 5 simple science-based tips to improve digestion appeared first on Hack your gut.
24:20
January 14, 2019
Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster
It's been a while since I've covered the importance of gut health for healthy aging, but today's the day to jump right back in to the swing of things.  A study published late last year found that disease-free centenarians seem to have much healthier guts than younger people when it comes to 2 key … Continue reading Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster The post Podcast 9: 4 powerful ways that leaky gut ages you faster appeared first on Hack your gut.
34:10
January 7, 2019
Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut
Note: I go much deeper in the weeds in the podcast version of this blog.  I also include some pretty nifty hacks that increases blood flow to the gut.  If you listen and like the podcast via itunes or any of the other podcast apps, leave me a review letting me know if you … Continue reading Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut The post Podcast 8: Solving leaky gut appeared first on Hack your gut.
36:34
December 17, 2018
Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge?
https://youtu.be/LmMuLbuvbjk   Hey folks, did a little video and podcast rundown of what we'll be doing for the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge starting January 1st.  We'll be working on shaping behavior for 12 weeks in order to bring our guts in to tip top shape. In this presentation, I give the underlying principles behind the … Continue reading Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge? The post Podcast 7: What is the Stop Leaky Gut Challenge? appeared first on Hack your gut.
25:33
December 10, 2018
Why you must optimize metabolic health to heal your gut
To heal your gut, optimal metabolic health is a must.  A recent study found that 12.2% of the US population has optimal metabolic health.  When you consider that this includes all adults over the age of 18, you may be a bit shocked.  Me, not so much. From my perspective, this number feels about right.  … Continue reading Why you must optimize metabolic health to heal your gut The post Why you must optimize metabolic health to heal your gut appeared first on Hack your gut.
34:16
December 3, 2018
Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease
Poor cardiometabolic health is both a consequence and driver of chronic disease. In this episode of the podcast, I cover what cardiometabolic health is and why you should address it to prevent or reverse chronic disease. In the next episode of the podcast I take a deeper dive in to how metabolic dysfunction drives chronic … Continue reading Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease The post Optimizing cardiometabolic health to reverse chronic disease appeared first on Hack your gut.
36:01
November 27, 2018
Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do
What are circadian rhythms? Biological functions that vary over a 24 hour period Sleep, activity, digestion, immunity, & motivation WRT to digestion, enzyme synthesis/secretion, gastric acidity, intestinal permeability, and motility are all circadian At the cellular level, circadian rhythms help separate use from repair Circadian rhythms help you solve the puzzle that is the … Continue reading Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do The post Podcast #4: What circadian rhythms do appeared first on Hack your gut.
20:03
November 19, 2018
Podcast #3-Cellular energy metabolism and the mitochondria
In this podcast I cover basic energy metabolism within the cell, with particular emphasis on how the mitochondria play a role.  I also discuss the NAD+/NADH and things that lead to the age-related decline in the NAD+ pool and how circadian rhythms fit in to the picture.  Below are the pictures and outline for … Continue reading Podcast #3-Cellular energy metabolism and the mitochondria The post Podcast #3-Cellular energy metabolism and the mitochondria appeared first on Hack your gut.
24:56
November 14, 2018