Chronic conditions

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. The story… Read More

February 21, 2019

Why My HbA1c is 5.1 (and how I plan to move my blood sugar numbers lower)

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 low and strategies we… 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

Are supplements healthy?
December 17, 2018

Are your supplements making you sick?

Sacrilege, right? Supplements are healthy! They provide us with the important micronutrients our bodies need, but can’t always get from the mineral depleted foods of the modern farming system. They… Read More

October 23, 2018

Sterol sensitivity: a genetic explanation for success on the Carnivore diet?

Science Score:  I’ve already written about why I think the carnivore diet is unhealthy, but some, at least for a time, seem to thrive on it. Why? The carnivore diet… Read More

Fasting mimicking soup packet
October 6, 2018

ProLon – the easy, evidence-based way to do a 5-day fast

Designed to take the headache out of fasting (not literally, you may still have a headache for the first day or two), ProLon was invented by Valter Longo, an esteemed… Read More

Lectin and Dr. Gundry
September 3, 2018

In defense of lectin sensitivity and Dr. Gundry’s the Plant Paradox

In his book the Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry sounds the alarm on the danger of lectins as the source of a wide variety of ailments plaguing our modern world,… Read More

Probiotics that kill Candida
June 22, 2018

Which probiotic strains get rid of Candida?

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by over 20 species of yeasts in the genus Candida. The most common types of Candidiasis are oral thrush, skin infection, and vaginal yeast… Read More

Mold genes
June 14, 2018

The mold genes: what you need to know

The fuzzy weblike structures formed by molds are a common sight, which is not surprising given that the number of identified mold species number in the thousands, with likely millions… Read More

Depression and Genetics
May 30, 2018

What causes depression? Is it genetic?

Depression is a multifactorial disease, meaning that there are many things that contribute to the condition. For a long time, scientists have suspected a genetic element to depression, but finding… Read More

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