steak and high protein diets
September 17, 2018

Why the Carnivore Diet is Probably Unhealthy and What to Try Instead

ContentsDeciding which plant foods to avoidJordan Peterson and the carnivore dietWhat lab tests should carnivore dieters focus on?Potential health problems for carnivore dietersCarnivore diet, heart health and the Feldman energy… Read More

vegan protein powder with banana
September 4, 2018

Looking for more plant protein? We rate the best Vegan protein powders

ContentsWhat makes a good protein powder?Complete Plant ProteinsAre there any concerns about plant proteins? Other issues with plant proteinsSix of the Best Vegan Protein PowdersVegiDay from Natural Factors – My… Read More

Lectin and Dr. Gundry
September 3, 2018

In defense of lectin sensitivity and Dr. Gundry’s the Plant Paradox

ContentsWhat are lectins?Lectins are everywhereAltered gut microbiome drives lectin sensitivityLectins travel to distant organs in rat modelsLectins and heart diseaseLectins can break down the gut wallWhat about the Blue Zones?Closing… Read More

Genetic testing
August 30, 2018

The ethics of genetic testing for children

ContentsGenetic testing for kids – medical ethicsWhen not to test kidsThe psychological effects of genetic testing in kidsWhen should children have genetic testing?GINA and genetic testing Note: this is an… Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

ContentsNewborn heel prick testingNewborn screening in the USAdditional genetic testing for kidsAPOE4 and ConcussionMTHFR and kidsFun genetic tests for kidsTo test or not to test In many countries, it is… Read More

August 26, 2018

Vegan bodybuilders? Is a plant based diet best for building muscle?

ContentsIs Vegan bodybuilding hype?Amino acids and IGF-1Plant proteins are tough to digestVegan marketing oversteps There has been quite a bit of buzz as of late about Vegan bodybuilders with Rich… Read More

August 14, 2018

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

ContentsWhat is folate and why do we need it?Folate vs. Folic Acid – what’s the difference?The body converts folate to usable form 5-MTHFStudy: methylfolate more effective than folic acidGenetic variants… Read More

August 7, 2018

Filtering your water? Don’t forget the shower!

ContentsThe problem with chlorine and DBPsShowering and chloroform exposureThe health effects of unfiltered shower waterBenefits of a shower filterThings to look out for when buying a shower filterShower filter brand… Read More

August 7, 2018

Is your sunscreen toxic? How to find natural sunscreen

ContentsWhy choose natural? Toxins in SunscreensPenetration enhancers in sunscreenOrganic sunscreen may actually be bad for youThe 5 worst toxins in sunscreenOxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, or BP-3)Octinoxate (octylmethoxycinnamate)HomosalateOctisalate (octyl salicylate)OctocryleneThe problems with nanoparticles… Read More

July 31, 2018

I ate an Impossible Burger – wish I hadn’t

ContentsImpossible burger designed to look like real burgerLack of human studies – heme is not leghemoglobinGenetically modified microorganismsImpossible Burger IngredientsWhole foods plant based?Closing Thoughts Update: the latest version of the… Read More

Plant based diet
July 27, 2018

Going Vegan – a beginners guide to the first six months

ContentsIs a plant-based diet safe?What are the health risks for vegans vs. omnivores?Nutrients to watch out for when you’re going veganVegans and IronZinc and veganismVitamin B12 and veganismVeganism and Vitamin… Read More

Tips for sleeping better
July 17, 2018

5 reasons you can’t sleep (and how to fix each one)

ContentsYou’re not genetically suited to caffeineToo much screen timeMagnesium deficiencyAllergies and glutamateNot enough bright lightConclusion It seems like everyone is having trouble sleeping these days, which is a problem, because… Read More

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