Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize discussed on Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition


Metabolic stress on it. And now today, I mean, obviously we're eating all the time, even though we're eating a lot of nutrient less food, we're getting plenty of food in our system, but we're also putting so much stress on the gut, and the guts really wasn't designed to handle that amount of stress. And we have that gut mucosa that really protects that lining and how critical is that gut mucosa and what kind of things should we do to help support that got mucosa and the strength and the resilience of the gut lining. That's a great question. It's a great point and you bring up the number one modality in the research for healthy living and longevity. The number one, right? There's a lot out there. Now, we have a lot of tools that are toolbox. Is caloric restriction. And as you say, it's a wonder that it hasn't swifter the nation. You know, everybody wants this longevity, but do you really want to implement that number one modality that's going to get you there? No. That has been my experience clinically. But I think you said it. Allow that digestive system to act as it was sort of meant to act back in the day and rest. And I think this is where, in a lot of these things, these days have these buzzwords, right? So intermittent fasting, we hear and we've got a lot of hype around it. But to be honest with you, it's not really intermittent fasting. And I think we get, I think we get, it's back to just eating as we should, right? With that rest period in their so that digestive processes that take a lot of work, right? And a lot of enzymes and a lot of building blocks and such to then rest and allow it to repair. That is so super important. Folks that eat up right until they go to bed and then they go to sleep or try to go to sleep, I would say. And that food is just sitting there in the digestive system is like, what am I supposed to do now? They just shut up most of their brain power and how can I work without that, it just gets into a big conundrum. So there are other things that we can do to repair gut mucosal. If it needs to be sort of recovered, in a sense, de glycerides licorice is wonderful for that. It's something that you chew on. So it takes the acid part out of the glycerin, the acid, and it's D glycerides, but when you chew on it and swallow it, it can increase that mucin, which is so important to protect. That got learning because of our stomach acid, right? You and I said, one cell thick. If we are stomach acid is important, that helps break down those big proteins. But it's so toxic caustic, I should say, one drop on your hand, burn a hole right through it. So we need to protect it, and that's where that mucin, I think, is so important. Yeah, so critical. We got the mucin there, the mucus lining real thick and our stomach to protect the stomach from that sharp acid, and then kind of the immune component where our secretory IgA lives in that small intestinal region to help kill off pathogens and things like that. And we've got to have that good roller coaster of it's like a domino. It's like good stomach acid production helps reduce pathogens, helps optimize nutrient absorption, and it also helps stimulate bile production. If we don't produce enough stomach acid, we don't get the right stimulus to produce enough bile because bile is an alkaline substance to bring to basically take away the acid in the small intestine and it's also antimicrobial helps emulsify fats and then when we get that at that acidic bolus coming out of the stomach it also helps trigger the production of sodium bicarbonate as well as pancreatic enzymes. So we kind of get this nice influx, but most people are just eating so quickly and on the go and you know like you talked about just eating so often throughout the day that they're depleting or they're not they're inhibiting their body's ability to produce enough stomach acid. Yeah, you're right. And you kicked off a point in my head that was a sort of a hallmark of my recommendations when people would leave my office and almost every single person that I talked to one of the things that I would recommend, right? So I have a lot of education. I have a lot of experience, but chewing. Chewing was the thing. Because I could be a little bit of, well, I don't always walk my talk in this area, but this is where I always make sure they tell my patients because that process is so important because the more that you can get that digestive process started right there, right? With all of those secretions coming out, then the better your microbiome, your digestive process will be down downstream. And so chewing is extremely important. And I just think it's something that we forgotten to do. Yeah, I mean, I'm just like you, sometimes I just, I'm eating on the go or whatever it is or I'm trying to multitask, and I'm forgetting how important that is, just being present with my meal, being in a relaxed state, chewing, so I can optimize my digestive enzyme release in my mouth. And then stomach acid release, bioproduction, digestive enzyme production. When you do that, you really get the right cascade for optimal digestion. And again, very few people are being intentional about that and they're compromising their overall digestive health and the health of their microbiome and turning up inflammation in their body. Yeah, for sure. I just wanted to interrupt this podcast to tell you about the tasty probiotic enzyme and polyphenol infused energy drink that I use on a regular basis that doesn't have caffeine and really powers up my brain and my body. It's called metabolic reds. 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So let's talk a little bit about more about telomeres and why it's so important that

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