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Dr. Dan Deakter, MD

Dr. Dan Deakter, M.D., serves as the Medical Advisor of Gene Food. He trained in General Surgery at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine in NYC, and is an ABEM certified Emergency Physician. His medical practice is currently focused on improving health span and longevity.

Dr. Dan Deakter, MD's Latest Articles

September 23, 2020

Why Your TG/HDL Ratio Won’t Save You From Heart Disease

Two of the most beloved biomarkers in low carbohydrate groups are HDL-C and Triglycerides (TG). Why? Because the ratio of TG / HDL-C is a reliable predictor of insulin resistance… Read More

May 13, 2020

My Experience With Melatonin for Sleep: Benefits vs. Side Effects

When I am sleeping poorly, I turn to exercise, meditation, stress reduction, and yes, a handful of supplements I’ve found have value for a deeper, better night’s sleep. Melatonin is… Read More

April 23, 2020

Can Vitamin D Protect the Lungs From Severe Respiratory Infections Like COVID-19?

Like it or not, the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is on everyone’s mind and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has become such a ubiquitous… Read More

April 9, 2020

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safety: What You Need to Know

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers (HBOTC) are categorized in the US by the FDA as CLASS II medical devices. They come in different sizes and shapes as hard-sided chambers and are… Read More

April 3, 2020

Sun Derived Vitamin D vs. Supplements: Is There any Difference?

Many of us are interested in the crucial role vitamin D plays in strengthening the immune system. We want to make sure we are getting the Vitamin D we need…. Read More

March 6, 2020

What’s so good about ‘good’ cholesterol? Is higher HDL really better?

A new analysis of data from the PICASSO trial has lipid lovers all a fluster. Some folks are saying that this analysis is proof that your HDL levels don’t matter… Read More

February 21, 2020

5 Practical Lifestyle Tips for Keeping Blood Sugar Low

When we eat carbohydrates, and sometimes even when we eat protein, the food is broken down into a simple sugar called glucose, which every cell in the body can use… Read More

TG levels
February 20, 2020

Why are my Triglyceride Levels so High?

If you just got your blood work back, maybe you’re asking, “Why are my Triglyceride levels so high?” Chances are, it’s because of your diet and lifestyle. This is good… Read More

Lower cholesterol
February 11, 2020

5 Tips for Lower Cholesterol by Enhancing Cholesterol Clearance

Want to lower cholesterol? It’s a worthy goal. High LDL-C is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. When approaching a cholesterol lowering plan of attack, it may… Read More

February 6, 2020

Intermittent Fasting and the 16/8 Diet – an Ancient Secret Worth Rediscovering

Perhaps you just saw the recent review published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine and are looking into the fasting lifestyle a little more closely? But then you… Read More

February 4, 2020

What is ApoB and Why Does it Matter for Heart Health?

Note to the reader: we just interviewed world renowned lipid expert Dr. Thomas Dayspring on the Gene Food Podcast. APOB was a hot topic on the show. In New York… Read More

raw data for genetics
January 29, 2020

How to get your 23andme raw data and what to do with it

23andme makes it pretty easy to obtain your raw genetic data. For nerds like me, this is gold. So, if you want to know how to get your 23andme raw… Read More

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