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April 3, 2020

Sun Derived Vitamin D vs. Supplements: Is There any Difference?

Many of us are interested in the crucial role vitamin D plays in strengthening the immune system. We want to make sure we are getting the Vitamin D we need…. Read More

March 23, 2020

Why I Switched From Coffee to Matcha for my Morning Buzz

ContentsMy coffee side effectsCoffee addiction and anxietyDisrupted SleepGenetics of caffeine metabolismBenefits of switching to matcha teaEnhanced energy without the jittersBetter sleepAntioxidants in Matcha teaBenefits of catechinsCoffee vs. Matcha Caffeine ComparisonThe… Read More

March 6, 2020

What’s so good about ‘good’ cholesterol? Is higher HDL really better?

ContentsWhat does PICASSO actually say?Why should you care about low HDL levels?How does HDL support heart health?If HDL is so great, why didn’t PICASSO show that?When might HDL be a… Read More

February 21, 2020

5 Practical Lifestyle Tips for Keeping Blood Sugar Low

ContentsPractical tips for keeping blood sugar lowLift weightsFasted run / workout prior to breakfastResistant starchPost meal strollSupplements to lower blood sugarClosing thoughts When we eat carbohydrates, and sometimes even when… Read More

TG levels
February 20, 2020

Why are my Triglyceride Levels so High?

ContentsWhat are triglycerides?Rethinking the 150 mg/dL triglyceride thresholdThe problem with high TGsWhat causes high triglycerides?Plant-based diets and triglyceridesIf your triglycerides are high, skip the simple carbsAlcohol can raise TG levelsStrategies… Read More

February 19, 2020

In Defense of DNA Diets (They Can and Do Work)

ContentsThe problem with DNA diet studiesDNA diet commentary ignores the Black communityDNA diet studies cited by Scientific American conflictSNP Testing vs. Genetic risk scoringThe JAMA DNA diet studyThe Predict StudyDNA… Read More

Lower cholesterol
February 11, 2020

5 Tips for Lower Cholesterol by Enhancing Cholesterol Clearance

ContentsHow does cholesterol clearance work?LDLR and cholesterol clearancePCSK9 and cholesterol clearanceAPOB and cholesterol clearanceHow to support cholesterol clearance5 ways to enhance cholesterol clearancePutting it all into actionThe takeaway Want to… Read More

February 6, 2020

Intermittent Fasting and the 16/8 Diet – an Ancient Secret Worth Rediscovering

ContentsWhat is the 16/8 diet?The benefits of intermittent fasting on a 16/8 dietWhen intermittent fasting failsThe key to successful intermittent fastingWhat else helps?Can a 16/8 diet help you lose weight?Intermittent… Read More

February 4, 2020

What is ApoB and Why Does it Matter for Heart Health?

ContentsWhat are APOB and apolipoprotein B?The difference between ApoB and ApoAWhy should you care about ApoB?How to test your ApoB levelWhy does knowing your ApoB level matter?What about ApoB mutations?The… Read More

Food that plays a role in nutrigenomics
February 4, 2020

Nutrigenomics 101: Understanding the Basics of DNA Diets

ContentsWhat is nutrigenomics?Nutrigenomics: an exampleWhy should you care about nutrigenomics?Nutrigenomics is inclusivePractical applications of nutrigenomicsNutrigenomics in the Black communityThe future of nutrigenomics Nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, nutriepigenetics, nutritional genomics, DNA diets –… Read More

raw data for genetics
January 29, 2020

How to get your 23andme raw data and what to do with it

ContentsHow to get your 23andme raw dataWhat does your raw genetic data look like?Why you might want your raw genetic dataThings to consider before accessing your raw genetic data 23andme… Read More

January 28, 2020

Understanding 23andme Chip Versions: Why V3, V4, V5 and Others Can Differ

ContentsSo what is a chip exactly?How do the various chips differ?Why does 23andme keep changing?Summary When I first started working on the idea of creating custom nutrition plans based on… Read More

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