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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

PCSK9 drugs
January 27, 2020

Should you take PCSK9 inhibitors?

ContentsWhat is PCSK9?So, who should take a PCSK9 inhibitor?When to take a PCSK9 inhibitorWhat the research says about PCSK9 inhibitorsDownside of PCSK9 inhibitorsCostInjectionsPotential side effects of PCSK9 inhibitorsAlternatives to PCSK9… Read More

accurate DNA testing
January 27, 2020

Want Accurate DNA Test Results? Take Multiple Tests

ContentsDNA testing errors happenFalse positives in DNA testingFalse negatives in DNA testingSensitivity and specificity of DNA testingRepetition and aggregationMore genetic tests = more accuracyDNA testing accuracy ratesRare alleles are over-reportedAre… Read More

can cholesterol be too low?
January 23, 2020

5 Key Causes of Low Cholesterol, and Why it Matters

ContentsWhat causes low cholesterol?1. Genetic polymorphisms and SLOS2. Statins3. A zero-cholesterol diet4. Acute illness5. Older ageWhen is cholesterol too low?Symptoms of very low cholesterolWhat about if your cholesterol is just… Read More

January 23, 2020

Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

ContentsPrimary hypocholesterolemia and SLOSWhat is Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS)?What causes SLOS?Who is at risk for SLOS?What can you do if you have a faulty DHCR7 gene?7DHC and lipid peroxidation7DHC and simvastatin… Read More

Vitamin B12 Shots
January 22, 2020

Do Vitamin B12 Shots Have Benefits?

ContentsAlcohol reduces vitamin B12 levelsVitamin B12 shot basicsWhere is the B12 injected?How much do B12 shots cost?How much B12 is in a shot?What is the best type of B12 for… Read More

January 20, 2020

Ranking the 20 Foods Highest in Cholesterol

Cholesterol is so fundamental to life that our body’s make 80% of the cholesterol in our system at any given time. In fact, all our cells can make their own… Read More

testing for ketosis
January 5, 2020

The Best Tools for Measuring Ketones and Whether You Are Actually in Ketosis

ContentsHow to measure ketonesKetosis vs KetoacidosisBlood, breath, and urine tests for ketosisMeasuring ketosis using urine test stripsHow to test urine for ketonesUsing blood to measure ketosisHow to test blood for… Read More

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December 6, 2019

23andme and ApoE4 Reporting: How to Interpret Your Results

ContentsWhat is ApoE?ApoE4 does NOT guarantee Alzheimer’s diseaseWhat are the ApoE variants and what do they mean?So how do I determine what ApoE variants I have?The bottom line We’re writing… Read More

Bowl of oatmeal with blueberries in it
November 22, 2019

Are Grain Free Diets Healthy? Why I am 75% but not 100% Grain Free

ContentsCommon reasons people go grain freeThe anti-grain campThe pro-grain campThe grain middle groundQuestions to ask about your body and grainsWhy I eat grains in moderation Are grain free diets “healthy,”… Read More

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November 21, 2019

Why I Stopped Wearing an OURA Ring

ContentsMy OURA ring reviewOURA ring benefitsImproved sleep hygieneEstablishes sleep lessonsReadiness score accurateHelps plan exercise intensityProblems with the OURA RingMovement and step count way offSleep data questionableNocebo effectClosing thoughts We need… Read More

best MCT oil for ketosis
November 6, 2019

What is the Best MCT Oil for Ketosis?

ContentsWhat is ketosis?The health effects of a ketogenic diet and ketosisIs ketosis as easy as MCT?What is MCT oil?Isn’t coconut oil just as good?What about the brain benefits of MCT… Read More

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