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Dental Amalgam Fillings Genetics Mercury
December 12, 2016

Why I removed my dental amalgams

Should you have dental amalgams removed? Will doing so expose you to more mercury than if you were to leave the fillings in place? Are dental amalgams “safe,” as many… Read More

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans Get Enough Vitamin A? The Answer may be Genetic

While I am not a full on vegan, I do eat a largely plant based diet and respect the ethical and environmental reasons underlying the Vegan lifestyle. With the popularity… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why your salad needs fat – but not just any fat

While researching the bioavailability of lycopene yesterday, I came across a series of interesting studies. Lycopene is a well known type of carotenoid, as is beta-carotene. Carotenoids are a family… Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The CDC estimates that 6 out of every 100 men who are 60 years old today will get prostate… Read More

Probiotics that kill Candida
November 14, 2016

The SOD2 A16V Gene – Understanding Mutations, Health Risks, and Nutrition

Superoxide dismutase (SOD2) is an enzyme that rids the body of superoxide, a harmful free radical thought to cause oxidative stress. SOD2 processes “bad” superoxide into “better” hydrogen peroxide and… Read More

November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

Of all the genes in the world of nutrigenomics, MTHFR is probably the best known. And with a whole range of diseases being blamed on MTHFR “mutations,” people are anxious… Read More

MCT oil side effects
July 21, 2016

My Experience With MCT Oil: Benefits vs. Side Effects

I originally wrote this post to highlight side effects of MCT oil that weren’t frequently discussed in other forums. Reading this post will give you all of that information, as… Read More

Apples Nutrition
July 20, 2016

Apples and Nutrition: the Fruit that Prevents Disease?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’ve all heard it from our Mothers, but is it true? Like so many topics in nutrition, who knows what to believe… Read More

Added Sunflower Oil to Products
May 26, 2016

Why is there sunflower oil on my cherries?

I grew up in Michigan, a state well known for the auto industry, but also famous for its delicious cherries. Michigan goes to great lengths to preserve their dominance as… Read More

glutathione dosage
May 25, 2016

My Experience With Glutathione Supplements: Benefits vs. Side Effects

A couple years ago now, I attended the Institute for Functional Medicine annual conference in San Diego, close to where I used to live in La Jolla. One of the… Read More

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