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March 12, 2019

Adventures in Urinary PH: is the Alkaline Diet Scientifically Valid?

Yes, you read that right, I am regularly measuring the PH of my urine using special test strips. I pee into a cup, dip in a PH strip and then… Read More

March 10, 2019

Why I Ditched My Berkey For An Above Counter Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

When I first moved to Austin, I remember walking into a yoga studio on the east side, seeing a Berkey and being very impressed. The Berkey water filter, a staple… Read More

February 28, 2019

My Search for the World’s Best Salmon

In light of the very real concerns about the farming methods used to raise most of the “Atlantic Salmon” you find in the grocery stores (and on restaurant menus), how… Read More

February 27, 2019

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Mental Illness? What Role Do Genetics Play?

Cannabis is one of the hottest health topics around right now. It’s been linked with a vast number of positive health effects such as increased appetite in cancer patients and… Read More

February 21, 2019

Why My HbA1c is 5.1 (and how I plan to move my blood sugar numbers lower)

This is a post about my blood sugar numbers, including HbA1c (a metric that measures average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months), why they’re low and strategies we… Read More

February 11, 2019

To Bleach or Not to Bleach, That is the Question

Look under the sink in almost any home in America and you’ll find a bottle of bleach. This chemical can kill microorganisms and remove or lighten color, keeping your whites… Read More

February 11, 2019

Should You Pay Attention to California’s Cancer Warnings?

If you’ve bought any household products recently, chances are you’ve noticed that some items carry a warning for California residents. If you live in California, you’re undoubtedly aware of the… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
February 8, 2019

Is the Paleo Community right about saturated fat? A look at the evidence

This post is the third in our “Study Series,” the blog series we started to give a deep dive into the nutrition studies that are so often thrown around in… Read More

NAC benefits
January 24, 2019

My experience supplementing with NAC: benefits, side effects, potential risks

Since the likelihood is that you’re skimming this article on your phone, about to head back to Instagram or a dating app, I am going to lead off with a… Read More

ghee vs. butter
January 18, 2019

What we can learn from an 18 country study on dietary fat

In our first Study Series post, titled What is a Good Carb? we looked at a new study that is music to the ears of the plant based community. That… Read More

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