October 1, 2019

The Best BCAA Supplements for Athletes

ContentsChoosing a BCAA supplementVega Clean Powder BCAAs Plus GlutamineBCAA 3:1:2 from MusclePharmOptimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAAOptimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA CapsulesNutricost BCAA Capsules 2:1:1Key takeaways In my post in the benefits… Read More

September 29, 2019

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? Is Genetics or Lifestyle More Important?

ContentsWhat causes Alzheimer’s disease?The nutrition wars on brain healthAge increases risk for Alzheimer’sLifestyle and heart diseaseThe APOE gene and Alzheimer’sHow to tell if you have ApoE4The bottom line Alzheimer’s disease… Read More

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September 24, 2019

Chlorinated water and pregnancy – how it affects fetal development and why genes matter

ContentsChlorination of drinking waterWhat does the science say about chlorination by-products?Impaired fetal development, genes, and drinking water contaminantsCYP enzymes and SGACYP17A1The takeaway – what does this mean for you? If… Read More

September 19, 2019

How to Avoid Eating Trans Fats – and why it Matters

ContentsFDA position on trans fatsReading nutrition labels for trans fatsWhich foods contain trans fats?What’s the alternative to trans fats?Lab tests for trans fatsKey takeaways Trans fats are a particularly dangerous… Read More

September 12, 2019

I Went on a Mezcal and Pizza Bender – Then I got my Blood Drawn

ContentsMy April, 2019 eating regimenMy June, 2019 corrective dietTakeaways from my pizza bender blood drawTriglyceride rich LDL-PWas I insulin resistant?Simple carbohydrates can be a problem for lipidsStrategies for lowering TGWhy… Read More

August 22, 2019

The Vegan Omega-3 Problem (and how to solve it)

ContentsCan you get EPA and DHA from plants alone?Differences in omega-3 metabolismOmega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio and InflammationGetting “pure” EPA and DHA as a VeganKey Takeaways Vegan and vegetarian diets are… Read More

August 22, 2019

How Healthy are Flax Seeds? Are Ground Flax Seeds Dangerous?

ContentsHealth Benefits of FlaxseedsFlaxseed as an Egg Alternative Whole Flaxseed vs Ground FlaxseedHow to Buy FlaxseedThe Bottom Line Long before the modern wellness scene emerged, flax seeds have been known as… Read More

August 11, 2019

Can the MTHFR gene affect fertility and pregnancy?

ContentsSo, what is MTHFR?How MTHFR impacts male and female fertilityWhat is the difference between Folic Acid and Folate?Can Folic Acid Increase Fertility and How does MTHFR relate to fertility?In women,… Read More

Genetic testing
August 3, 2019

5 trusted sites that process raw 23andme and Ancestry data

ContentsWhich genes do 23andme and Ancestry report on?Gene FoodLiveWelloPrometheaseGenetic GenieStrataGeneClosing Thoughts Since 2017, the market for consumer genomics products has been exploding. With an estimated 20 million people having now… Read More

July 28, 2019

Omega 3 vs Omega 6 intake: what your ratio may mean for you

ContentsCommon PUFAs, their sources and functions in the bodyThe PUFA pathwayFatty acid desaturase 1 (FADS1)Arachidonic acid and healthFree or storedMediator, resolver or markerWhat to do about arachidonic acid PUFAs In… Read More

ghee vs. butter
July 4, 2019

Ghee vs. Butter: how are they different and which is healthier?

ContentsHow are ghee and butter the same?How are ghee and butter different?How is ghee made?What does ghee taste like?Which is healthier: butter of ghee?How do I swap ghee for butter… Read More

June 19, 2019

Why I micro-dose fish oil supplements

ContentsLong term studies on fish oil cast doubt Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio remains important Testing EPA / DHA to determine fish oil dose Genetic variants that determine EPA / DHA levels Finding the right… Read More

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