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May 15, 2017

Is Celiac Disease Genetic? If I have “Bad” Celiac Genes, does that mean I have Celiac?

The gluten free lifestyle is now so common you can’t even call it a trend anymore. Brands and restaurants bend over backwards to cater to the increasing number of gluten… Read More

May 5, 2017

What is Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and how can I make more of it?

Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4, sometimes THB) is a vital cofactor for numerous enzymes in the body, including those involved in the formation of nitric oxide (NO), and the key neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 16, 2017

Why Some People Thrive on High Protein Diets (And Why Some Get Sick)

How much protein is too much? It depends on who you ask, on how much you train, and also on your age. I’ve heard Dr. Peter Attia say to only… Read More

CBS Gene Sulfur
February 18, 2017

Why Sulfur and the CBS Genes are on my Nutrition Radar

There has been a lot of buzz about the CBS family of genes and how they impact sulfur metabolism, both from supplements like glutathione, as well as from food sources,… Read More

B Vitamins Role Genetics
January 14, 2017

B vitamins: What They Do and Which Foods Have the Most of Each

B vitamins are a class of water (as opposed to fat) soluble vitamins which play an important role in many cellular processes. When present in supplements individually, B vitamins are… Read More

Bulletproof Coffee High LDL Genetics
December 7, 2016

Is Bulletproof Coffee to Blame for Your High LDL?

Why do some people see an increase in lipid markers on the Bulletproof diet? Let’s dig in to find out more. In my previous post, I discussed fats, cholesterol, lipoproteins… 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

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans Get Enough Vitamin A? The Answer may be Genetic

While I am not a full on vegan, I do eat a largely plant based diet and respect the ethical and environmental reasons underlying the Vegan lifestyle. With the popularity… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

Perhaps you just did some genetic testing and noticed a “mutation” in your CYP1B1 gene. What does this mean? Does it increase your risk for breast cancer? How should changes… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why Carotenoids are Best Paired With Some Fat

While researching the bioavailability of lycopene, our research team came across a series of interesting studies about how to maximize the benefits of a special type of antioxidant called carotenoids…. Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The CDC estimates that 6 out of every 100 men who are 60 years old today will get prostate… Read More

Apples Nutrition
July 20, 2016

Apples and Nutrition: the Fruit that Prevents Disease?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’ve all heard it from our Mothers, but is it true? Like so many topics in nutrition, who knows what to believe… Read More

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