Episode #18 Are You Eating Your Way To Insomnia?

December 1, 2014

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Show Notes:

In episode #18, I discuss the possibility that the foods you are eating are disrupting your gut biome, thereby driving patterns of insomnia.

Additionally, I explore the how the common use of stimulants and other common foods disrupt the stability of your blood sugar, hormones, and sleep.

Common caffeinated stimulants:

Coffee, tea, chocolate, caffeinated sodas, energy drinks

Common blood sugar disruptors:

Too much carbohydrate at dinner

Insufficient Protein at dinner

Insufficient Fat at dinner

Food sensitivities and allergies

Foods that foster dysbiosis (negatively impacting gut bacteria associated with disease, etc)

High glycemic foods: http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/grass-fed-meat-education/food-analysis-gi-gl-fat-ratio-nutrient-load-and-inflammation

Recent study showing shift in gut biome associated with high fat, high sugar diet and circadian rhythm shift: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0097500

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