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Screenshot of the oura ring dashboard
November 21, 2019

Why I Stopped Wearing an OURA Ring

We need good sleep to be healthy. This much is not in dispute. The question posed for my review of the OURA ring, a popular sleep tracking device, is whether… Read More

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November 4, 2019

What are the Health Benefits of Bifidobacterium Longum?

In a previous post I wrote about strains of probiotic bacteria that improve “brain power,” Bifidobacterium Longum (B. Longum) was featured prominently. Certain strains of B. Longum have indeed been… Read More

PCSK9 drugs
October 21, 2019

My Experience With Zetia

Ezetimibe, or “Zetia” for short is an important heart drug which helps people who hyper-absorb cholesterol (and plant sterol) from taking on more of these fats than their body can… Read More

Low histamine diets
October 6, 2019

Do Low Histamine Diets Really Work? Yes, But There are Limits

I once had a date tell me it was “the nerdiest thing she’d ever heard,” but yes, I actually moved from Austin, Texas back to New York City because I… Read More

September 29, 2019

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? Is Genetics or Lifestyle More Important?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most notorious form of dementia, with dementia being defined as “a series of conditions occurring when nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or no… Read More

September 12, 2019

I Went on a Mezcal and Pizza Bender – Then I got my Blood Drawn

I’ve written previously about the results of various lab tests I’ve had done – HbA1c, lipids and Lp(a), Sitosterol, food sensitivity, tissue transglutamanase. For the HbA1c post, I even brought… Read More

August 22, 2019

The Vegan Omega-3 Problem (and how to solve it)

Vegan and vegetarian diets are growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Even those of us who are not full on vegetarian can agree eating less meat is… Read More

Genetic testing
August 3, 2019

5 trusted sites that process raw 23andme and Ancestry data

Since 2017, the market for consumer genomics products has been exploding. With an estimated 20 million people having now ordered genetic testing kits, it’s only natural many of us are… Read More

June 19, 2019

Why I micro-dose fish oil supplements

Fish oil supplements are a controversial topic. As we touch on in our fish oil buying guide, many fish oil supplements contain rancid and damaged fats and the content of… Read More

morning coffee
May 23, 2019

Why Coffee is Bad for Me, but Might be Good for You

You know what I would like to do right now? Drink a cup of coffee (an Americano from La Colombe to be exact). Then have another. After that, I’d bring… Read More

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 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

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