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September 23, 2020

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

ContentsWhat is HDL-C?What are Triglycerides?TG/HDL ratio in the Black CommunityInsulin resistance and heart diseaseThe triglyceride paradox in the Black communityAPOB is a better predictor of risk than TG/HDL ratio Two… Read More

Genetic testing
August 28, 2020

No Health Impact for MTHFR? Try Telling That to the Black Community

ContentsMTHFR symptoms and conditions MTHFR debate dismisses Black lives   MTHFR and the one carbon pathwayHow can MTHFR SNPs lead to poor health?The importance of B vitaminsAre MTHFR SNPs really all that… Read More

When to take a probiotic
August 23, 2020

When to Take a Probiotic? Why Technology Trumps Timing

ContentsThe best time to take probioticsS. Boulardii – take anytimeBifidobacterium and lactobacillus strains – take 30 minutes before a meal with some fatEnteric vs. non-enteric coated probioticsTechnology matters more than… Read More

Vitamins what are they
August 20, 2020

What Are Vitamins And Why Do We Need Them?

ContentsWhat are vitamins?Is iron a vitamin?Is glucose a vitamin?Vitamin C – the uniquely human vitaminThe thirteen vitaminsFinal thoughts The supplement industry is a 122 billion dollar behemoth, and it’s growing…. Read More

eggs cholesterol
July 18, 2020

I Ate 21 Eggs a Week for One Month: This is What Happened to my Cholesterol

ContentsThe new thinking on cholesterolHyper-absorbers of cholesterolHow do you know if you’re a hyper-absorber?Where is the best place to get a sterol panel done?My egg experimentTotal and LDL CholesterolTriglyceridesVLDL, sdLDLLp(a)… Read More

privacy for dna test kits and deleting results
July 7, 2020

How Easy is it to Delete Genetic Data from Popular DNA Sites?

ContentsWhy are people concerned about privacy on DNA test sites?My Heritage DNAPromotheaseLiveWello23andmeFound My FitnessDNA FitClosing thoughts The direct to consumer genetic testing industry is here to stay, but sales have… Read More

May 29, 2020

How I Achieved My Lowest ALT Levels in 5 Years

ContentsWhat are healthy ALT levels?How I lowered my ALT levelsGiving up sugar lowered my ALTCoffee wasn’t keeping my ALT levels lowLow carb diets and ALTKetogenic diets and ALTKey Takeaways Sugar,… Read More

May 18, 2020

My Experience With COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Breaking Down My Test Results

ContentsWhy did I suspect COVID-19 in mid-January?When I started to doubt my COVID-19 statusMy COVID-19 Antibody Test ResultsAre COVID-19 antibody tests accurate?Specificity vs. SensitivityWhy did I have SARS-CoV-2 IgM antibodies… Read More

May 13, 2020

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

ContentsWhat role does melatonin play in sleep?Do melatonin supplements improve sleep?Sleep onset latency (how fast you fall asleep)Total sleep timeSleep qualityMelatonin vs. popular sleep medicationsMelatonin side effectsMy experience with melatonin… Read More

May 1, 2020

The ACE-2 Genes and Coronavirus – What We Know and What We Don’t

ContentsWhat is ACE2?ACE2 and coronavirusHow does coronavirus attach to cells?ACE2 – Is more or less better for preventing and treating coronavirus?ACE inhibitors and coronavirusACE2 as a target for vaccines and… Read More

April 23, 2020

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

ContentsStudy: Vitamin D decreases severity of respiratory infectionsBreaking down the vitamin D lung infection studyRespiratory infections are a burden on our healthcare systemFlu seasonality could be explained by vitamin D… Read More

April 16, 2020

Genetics and Migraine Headaches: What You Need to Know

ContentsFamilial migraines and genetic variantsHypocretin-1, serotonin, and migrainesBoosting serotonin to beat migrainesOther genes and migrainesSNPs to watch out forPractical steps for migraineurs Around 1 in 4 women and 1 in… Read More

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