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Glyphosate found in most oat products

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 food you’ll eat today, even if that food is organic, non-GMO, and ‘natural’. Why should that concern you and what can you do to avoid… Read More

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 and bathe in, there are filter options available. Isn’t filtering your shower water a little overkill? Isn’t it enough to just filter your drinking water?… Read More

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 one situation where safe and effective alternatives are available. Generic sunscreens can contain all manner of nasties, including oxybenzone and octocrylene. Avoiding these need not… Read More

berkey water filter

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 and every time they take a shower (R). For Native Americans living on tribal land, this figure rises to a staggering 1 in 4 without… Read More

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 couldn’t say exactly why. I’d heard they were unhealthy, but hadn’t taken the time to look at any research. In the end, I opted for… Read More

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

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, both antioxidants our bodies make and use to clear toxins, but supplements aren’t the only way to detox. In fact, ancient practices such as sauna… Read More

non toxic mattress organic mattress

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 over edge support, breathability, and firmness. I definitely care about comfort, but after reading about all the toxins that find their way into our mattresses,… Read More

ozone free air purifiers

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 fit. We know that air purifiers can do some good, but how do you go about choosing one? We set out to answer the hard… Read More

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