March 12, 2019

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

ContentsUrine PH and Uric AcidUrine PH and InfectionHealth conditions improved by alkaline urine PHHigh Blood Pressure and Heart HealthGout, Arthritis, Joint PainMen’s healthUrinary tract infectionsMy Urine PH Test ResultsMarch 4March… Read More

March 10, 2019

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

ContentsThe Berkey is slowThe Berkey leaksBerkey vs. Aquasana 4,000Reverse Osmosis Water FiltersInstalling the Aquasana 4,000 Filter When I first moved to Austin, I remember walking into a yoga studio on… Read More

February 28, 2019

My Search for the World’s Best Salmon

ContentsWhy I Avoid Farmed SalmonThe U.S. Produces Great SalmonBristol Bay is Your Place for SalmonInterviewing a Bristol Bay Salmon OperationWhich specific river systems do you source salmon from in Bristol… Read More

February 27, 2019

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

ContentsWhat is Cannabis?How do Cannabinoid Receptors Work?Does the fact that we have Cannabinoid receptors mean we were designed to use Cannabis?Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)Cannabidiol (CBD) – the Non-psychoactive CannabinoidStudies on Cannabis Induced… Read More

February 21, 2019

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

ContentsWhat are “good” blood sugar numbers?Glucose – the universal fuel sourceWhat is HbA1c?Why does elevated blood sugar cause inflammation?Blood sugar and white blood cell activityBlood sugar, glycation and oxidative stressBlood… Read More

February 11, 2019

To Bleach or Not to Bleach, That is the Question

ContentsWhat is Bleach?How Does Bleach Work?How is Bleach Made?Bleach by Any Other Name – Bleach Alias NamesBleach is Used in Many Household ItemsThe Health Effects of BleachLong-Term and Environmental Health… Read More

February 11, 2019

Should You Pay Attention to California’s Cancer Warnings?

ContentsThe history of California Prop 65Types of Chemicals on the Prop 65 ListWhy Prop 65 MattersSome Important Caveats for Prop 65Time delays with compliance jeopardize effectivenessBusinesses with fewer than 10… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
February 8, 2019

Is the Paleo Community Right About Saturated Fat? A Look at the Evidence

ContentsPaleo Diet Impact on Type 2 Diabetes StudyStudy detailsThe resultsWhat do the authors say?Criticisms?No healthy controlSmall sample sizeShort durationEffect of calorie restriction/Paleolithic specific?Our takeThe Paleo Heart StudyStudy detailsThe resultsWhat do… Read More

NAC benefits
January 24, 2019

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

ContentsEvidence Based Benefits of NACNAC can improve moodNAC improves mental healthNAC fights infectionNAC and the LungsNAC Side EffectsNAC and Sulfur SensitivityMy Experience With MCT Since the likelihood is that you’re… Read More

ghee vs. butter
January 18, 2019

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

ContentsThe 2017 Lancet PURE “pro fat” studyStudy detailsThe results – is a high carb diet dangerous?What do the authors say?Potential CriticismsEffect of total intakePoverty diets and caloric deficitRelevance to Western… Read More

Fiber and health
January 16, 2019

What are good carbs? A new study provides answers

ContentsThe new “pro-carb” studyStudy detailsThe results – what are good carbs?What do the authors say?Criticisms?Total carbohydrate intakeNon-grain sources of carbohydrateSelf-reporting biasOur thoughtsThe best carbsDoes this study end the grain free… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 14, 2019

Can a Plant Based Diet Suppress the Immune System?

ContentsCan diet alone quiet the immune system?Platelets, white blood cells and the immune systemPlatelets – anti-clotting activityWhite blood cells – guardians of the immune systemRed blood cells – oxygen transportDiet… Read More

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