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why I don't eat canola oil
November 26, 2018

Why I don’t eat vegetable oil

This is a post about why I don’t eat vegetable oil, not as much a post about why vegetable oil is bad for people in general (although it is), so… Read More

Are there toxins lurking in your tampons?
November 15, 2018

Are there toxins lurking in your tampons? How to buy non-toxic menstrual products

Whether or not a tampon is eco-friendly or riddled with toxins is rarely top of mind when you’re stocking up at the store. Most women simply look to manage menstruation… Read More

Glyphosate found in most oat products
September 30, 2018

Why Glyphosate is Dangerous, and How to Avoid Eating it

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup® and is the most widely used chemical herbicide in history. Chances are, this chemical is in at least some of the… Read More

August 7, 2018

Filtering your water? Don’t forget the shower!

A whole home water filtration system is an ideal way to filter all of the water you use at home. Whether it’s your drinking water, or the water you shower… Read More

August 7, 2018

Is your sunscreen toxic? How to find natural sunscreen

It’s one of life’s unfortunate ironies that in slapping on sunscreen to protect our skin against cancer-causing rays, we may actually increase our exposure to carcinogenic chemicals. Thankfully, this is… Read More

berkey water filter
June 12, 2018

How to buy the best water filter (yes, you need one)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1 in 12 Americans is exposed to potentially harmful microbes, pesticides, lead, or radioactive radon with every drink of tap water… Read More

April 27, 2018

You’re crazy to cook with Teflon. Here’s what to buy instead

I was in Target the other day looking for a new saute pan. As I evaluated options, I realized I knew I wanted to avoid non-stick Teflon products, but I… Read More

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
April 25, 2018

Infrared sauna: the one time when radiation is good for you?

Here at Gene Food, we’ve talked a lot about genetic pathways and supplements that help our bodies detoxify. For example, John has written long posts about superoxide dismutase and glutathione,… Read More

non toxic mattress organic mattress
February 6, 2018

The hippie’s guide to buying a mattress (nontoxic, organic, natural)

Some things in life are harder than you’d think at first glance. Puppies are one example. Shopping for an organic mattress is most certainly another. Some mattress buyers nerd out… Read More

ozone free air purifiers
February 1, 2018

How to find the best air purifier

John has written a lot on this blog about histamine genes like AOC1 and his strategies for beating histamine intolerance, so the topic of air purifiers seemed like a natural… Read More

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