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March 22, 2019

Beyond Gout: Why Lowering Uric Acid Matters

If you’ve arrived at this blog post chances are you’ve already scoured the mountain of identical posts out there that discuss uric acid in the context of gout. But before… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
February 8, 2019

Is There Scientific Evidence to Support the Paleo Diet?

There has been a lot of scrutiny placed on DNA diets, but what about the popular Paleo diet? Has this style of eating been studied in clinical settings? In this… Read More

January 21, 2019

Breaking Down My Blood Sugar Numbers: Is HbA1c of 5.1 Good?

This is a post about my blood sugar numbers, including HbA1c (a metric that measures average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months), why they’re relatively low and strategies… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 14, 2019

Can a Plant Based Diet Suppress the Immune System?

How does adherence to a whole foods, plant based (“wfpb”) diet impact the immune system? Could it be responsible for low white blood cell and platelet count? If so, does… Read More

January 7, 2019

Does Losing Weight on a Keto Diet Increase Levels of “Bad” Cholesterol?

Losing weight is hard. As a guy that’s been heavy for as long as I can remember, the challenge of dropping pounds seems even more intimidating when you stop and… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Important Blood Tests to Get in Addition to LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… Read More

steak and high protein diets
November 5, 2018

Eating Too Much Meat? These Lab Tests May Hold the Answer

While the emerging scientific consensus from researchers like Dr. Valter Longo at USC seems to be to reduce meat intake for optimal health (especially before the age of 65) no… Read More

October 31, 2018

Have High LDL-C? Consider These Dietary Changes

The causal role of LDL in heart disease risk has been long established, however, the evidence continues to mount. In the last year, the European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus (“EAS”) Panel… Read More

Genetic testing
August 30, 2018

The ethics of genetic testing for children

Note: this is an opinion piece. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gene Food editorial staff.  Genetic testing… Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… Read More

Best DNA Test
December 30, 2017

Finding the Best DNA Test: Should I Genotype or Sequence?

If you’ve arrived here you’re probably somewhat aware of the various consumer genotyping kits available for people wanting to check their ancestry and more recently (at least in an official… Read More

December 12, 2017

TMAO and Heart Disease: what we know (and what we don’t)

In a previous post (and several others) John covered the ongoing debate about dietary cholesterol, with a particular focus on eggs. As part of that post he introduces the molecule… Read More

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