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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

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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

April 26, 2019

Cooking Oil Power Rankings: Which Brands are the Healthiest and Greenest?

When it comes to choosing a cooking oil, there’s a plethora of considerations – raw ingredients, smoke point, if or how the oil was refined, etc. – but we often… 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 (View on Amazon), which has shown promise… 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

April 1, 2019

What Oil is Healthiest for Cooking?

If, like me, your kitchen cupboards are full of different types of oil, but you automatically reach for the olive oil when cooking, it’s time to shake things up. Knowing… 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 27, 2019

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Mental Illness? What Role Do Genetics Play?

Cannabis is one of the hottest health topics around right now. It’s been linked with a vast number of positive health effects such as increased appetite in cancer patients and… Read More

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