Epigenetics and Lifestyle

Epigenetics is the science of how our daily habits, environment and stress levels shape the expression of our genes. In sum, the habits we form, products we use, and cities we live in determine our overall state of health. Learn evidence based tips and bio-hacks for living a healthier lifestyle. Some of the more popular posts are our nontoxic mattress and cookware posts, caffeine withdrawal, water filtration system comparison, how to avoid eating glyphosate and trans fat, as well as the benefits of infrared sauna and why it’s never a great idea to live right next to a highway.

Woman holding a shower head with shower water filter
November 5, 2019

Ranking the 5 Best Shower Filters for 2020

So, you read our brief, but to the point blog about why a shower filter is a must in a health conscious home and now you’re ready to pull the… Read More

5 foods that cause acne
October 5, 2019

Want Clear Skin? Avoid These 5 Acne Causing Foods

When it comes to the most common foods that cause acne, chocolate gets a particularly bad rap. Is that reputation fair though? In this article I’ll dig into five foods… Read More

Top 3 causes of acne from a science perspective
October 4, 2019

Breaking Down the 3 Big Causes of Acne

We all want clearer skin, right? So, in the name of clearing up acne and associated acne myths, let’s get nerdy with a deep dive into the science of zits…. Read More

September 29, 2019

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? Is Genetics or Lifestyle More Important?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most notorious form of dementia, with dementia being defined as “a series of conditions occurring when nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or no… Read More

pregnant woman holding stomach
September 24, 2019

Chlorinated water and pregnancy – how it affects fetal development and why genes matter

If you’re interested in making your water safer for you and your family, you probably saw this study which found unsafe levels of many carcinogens in United States drinking water…. Read More

May 21, 2019

From Sleep to Stress – The Health Benefits of CBD Can No Longer be Ignored

It seems like CBD is everywhere these days. Case in point: fast food chain Carl’s Jr. just announced it plans to test a burger with CBD-infused sauce in Colorado. CBD… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
May 6, 2019

My Experience with Hashimoto’s: The Changes I Made to Get My Life Back

After my second son was born, I was dead tired. All. The. Time. And achy. And irritable. And did I mention tired? Not too strange for a breastfeeding mom of… Read More

May 6, 2019

My Quest for the Perfect Milk Alternative

Whether you’re opting out of dairy completely or just looking for a good alternative from time to time, the choices, from oat to soy to macadamia, can be absolutely overwhelming…. Read More

April 26, 2019

Cooking Oil Power Rankings: Which Brands are the Healthiest and Greenest?

When it comes to choosing a cooking oil, there’s a plethora of considerations – raw ingredients, smoke point, if or how the oil was refined, etc. – but we often… Read More

April 17, 2019

My Experience Eating Raw HoneyComb: What Are the Health Benefits of Bee Products?

I’ve always been somewhat conflicted when it comes to honey. On the one hand, honey has many reputed health benefits, especially manuka honey, which has shown promise as a topical… Read More

April 12, 2019

When a Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Enough to Heal the Gut

I had a friend visiting last week who has celiac disease. Watching him carefully navigate restaurant menus made me realize how relaxed my “gluten free” diet truly was. Why is… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 1, 2019

Don’t Believe in Nutrigenomics? Take a Look at Mikhaila Peterson’s Blood Work on the Carnivore Diet

Steak for every meal, everyday. That’s the carnivore diet in a nutshell, and it’s growing in popularity. Unhealthy right? Probably. I’ve written previously about the Carnivore Diet and why I… Read More

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