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April 26, 2019

The 11 Best Natural Antihistamine Supplements to Get You Through Allergy Season

I have written previously on the blog about my battle with histamine intolerance and the protocols I used to “right the ship.” That post became quite unruly at 5,000+ words,… Read More

April 24, 2019

Why Food Sensitivities Can Be a Moving Target

Science Grade: Do you have food sensitivities but don’t have a good handle on what you can and can’t eat because the reactions seem to always be changing? This blog… Read More

April 17, 2019

My Experience Eating Raw HoneyComb: What Are the Health Benefits of Bee Products?

I’ve always been somewhat conflicted when it comes to honey. On the one hand, honey has many reputed health benefits, especially manuka honey, which has shown promise as a topical… Read More

April 12, 2019

When a Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Enough to Heal the Gut

I had a friend visiting last week who has celiac disease. Watching him carefully navigate restaurant menus made me realize how relaxed my “gluten free” diet truly was. Why is… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 1, 2019

Don’t Believe in Nutrigenomics? Take a Look at Mikhaila Peterson’s Blood Work on the Carnivore Diet

Steak for every meal, everyday. That’s the carnivore diet in a nutshell, and it’s growing in popularity. Unhealthy right? Probably. I’ve written previously about the Carnivore Diet and why I… Read More

March 22, 2019

Beyond Gout: Why Lowering Uric Acid Matters

If you’ve arrived at this blog post chances are you’ve already scoured the mountain of identical posts out there that discuss uric acid in the context of gout. But before… Read More

March 14, 2019

Yes, multivitamins can work (but careful which brand you choose)

The supplement industry in the U.S. is a 12 billion dollar behemoth, which means most of us take some kind of dietary supplement, or at least know friends who do…. Read More

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 21, 2019

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

In the Gene Food scoring system, my diet type is Mediterranean, a diet that is more liberal with complex carbohydrates. In the nutrition world, people that have greater ability to… 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

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