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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

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 Genes Linked to High Homocysteine Levels and What to do About Them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
July 7, 2017

Cystic fibrosis, nutrition and choline

We’re going to have a bit of  change of tack with topics and rather than talk about how polymorphisms can affect otherwise healthy people; I’ll instead talk about how polymorphisms… Read More

March 20, 2017

My Lp(a) Levels are High: Here’s What I’m Doing About it

To understand Lipoprotein (a) or “Lp(a)” for short, it’s necessary to first grasp a few concepts related to LDL, so that is where I will begin. LDL-C vs. Lp(a) Everyone… Read More

Transglutaminase 2 IgG Antibodies Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
January 18, 2017

Are transglutaminase 2 IgG antibodies evidence of gluten sensitivity or full-blown celiac?

Most people believe the world of gluten can be broken down into two groups: celiac, and everyone else. However, an emerging scientific consensus would indicate there is a need for… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

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