The gut microbiome is host to more than 1000 bacterial SPECIES that encode for more than 5 million genes. They perform many of the important functions of the gut, like aid in the digestion of foods, immune system development, vitamin synthesis, and ion absorption. When your microbiome becomes imbalanced it can result in overgrowths like candida, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and other dysbiosis, which results in a host of health problems.
Friday at last! You might be just counting down the seconds until your work week is behind you and a couple days of decompression and release is in your near future. We all have our lazy weekends, but the key is to not have one EVERY weekend. If you’re one that has some trouble staying on track with your goals during the weekend, take a peek at some quick tips we put together that may help!
If a car or truck requires specialty fuel like premium or diesel, an owner wouldn’t fill it with regular gas. When thinking of the body as a special mode of transportation, the types of food put into it should become more important. Different types of food provide the body with the variety of nutrients and energy it needs to function.
My son, Eastan, just turned a year old. And it’s been an incredible first year as a parent. There’s nothing in the world like watching your child grow and explore the world around him. As much as he’s learning something new every single day, I’m learning from him. Looking at life differently in more ways than I thought possible. And with his progress from crawling to walking, I’ve also started looking at training in a new way.
Team ICON Athlete, Chris Godwin, discusses nutrition on and off the field after concluding his Rookie year in the NFL.