Genetics

April 24, 2019

Why Food Sensitivities Can Be a Moving Target

Science Score: Do you have food sensitivities but don’t have a good handle on what you can and can’t eat because the reactions seem to always be changing? This blog… Read More

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 27, 2019

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Mental Illness? What Role Do Genetics Play?

Cannabis is one of the hottest health topics around right now. It’s been linked with a vast number of positive health effects such as increased appetite in cancer patients and… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
February 8, 2019

Is the Paleo Community right about saturated fat? A look at the evidence

This post is the third in our “Study Series,” the blog series we started to give a deep dive into the nutrition studies that are so often thrown around in… Read More

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

Lancet fat study
November 13, 2018

Can a ketogenic diet prevent Alzheimer’s? What about APOE4?

We received a question recently from a gentleman who purchased a custom nutrition plan and wondered about the results. His diet type was Villager, which due to issues with fat… Read More

steak and high protein diets
November 5, 2018

Meat eaters: know your numbers for these 4 lab tests

Does eating meat cause cancer and heart disease? No. Except for rare cases, eating half a chicken breast a day on your salad isn’t going to give you a heart… 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

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… Read More

July 31, 2018

I ate an Impossible Burger – wish I hadn’t

Update: the latest version of the Impossible Burger is now made gluten free without wheat, which is a welcome change. Thanks to our readers for bringing this to my attention…. Read More

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