Epigenetics and Lifestyle

Epigenetics is the science of how our daily habits, environment and stress levels shape the expression of our genes.

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

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

heavy metals and methylation
January 30, 2020

How the 5 Big Heavy Metals Affect DNA Methylation

As discussed in previous blogs, there are many factors that can influence DNA methylation.  We may be exposed to heavy metals through food, air, and water contamination. Shockingly, rice often… Read More

testing for ketosis
January 5, 2020

The Best Tools for Measuring Ketones and Whether You Are Actually in Ketosis

Ketogenic diets are increasingly popular as a strategy for weight loss, blood sugar control, and for a cognitive boost, but how can you tell if you’re actually in ketosis? If… Read More

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

Woman holding a shower head with shower water filter
November 5, 2019

Ranking the 5 Best Shower Filters for 2020

So, you read our brief, but to the point blog about why a shower filter is a must in a health conscious home and now you’re ready to pull the… Read More

5 foods that cause acne
October 5, 2019

Want Clear Skin? Avoid These 5 Acne Causing Foods

When it comes to the most common foods that cause acne, chocolate gets a particularly bad rap. Is that reputation fair though? In this article I’ll dig into five foods… Read More

Top 3 causes of acne from a science perspective
October 4, 2019

Breaking Down the 3 Big Causes of Acne

We all want clearer skin, right? So, in the name of clearing up acne and associated acne myths, let’s get nerdy with a deep dive into the science of zits…. 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

pregnant woman holding stomach
September 24, 2019

Chlorinated water and pregnancy – how it affects fetal development and why genes matter

If you’re interested in making your water safer for you and your family, you probably saw this study which found unsafe levels of many carcinogens in United States drinking water…. Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
May 6, 2019

My Experience with Hashimoto’s: The Changes I Made to Get My Life Back

After my second son was born, I was dead tired. All. The. Time. And achy. And irritable. And did I mention tired? Not too strange for a breastfeeding mom of… Read More

May 6, 2019

My Quest for the Perfect Milk Alternative

Whether you’re opting out of dairy completely or just looking for a good alternative from time to time, the choices, from oat to soy to macadamia, can be absolutely overwhelming…. Read More

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