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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

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

ghee vs. butter
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

Vegan studies
November 12, 2018

The Vegan studies that weren’t

Most of us can agree: eating less meat is better for our health and better for the planet. But how far should we take it? John Mackey, CEO of Whole… 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 Grade:  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

Genetic testing
August 30, 2018

The ethics of genetic testing for children

Note: this is an opinion piece. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gene Food editorial staff.  Genetic testing… 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

August 14, 2018

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

Folate (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient required for DNA replication, amino acid synthesis, and a range of enzymatic processes in the body. As such, it’s no surprise that we… Read More

Toxins in tap water
June 28, 2018

The toxins in your tap water

For all the years I lived in NYC, one of the most common refrains you hear is “the tap water in New York is the best.” I heard it repeated… Read More

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