Genetics

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
March 22, 2018

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented… Read More

Manage Migraines Nutrition
March 20, 2018

How to manage your migraines with nutrition

Like many kids, I grew up with a parent who suffered from debilitating migraines. I learned early on the importance of keeping noise, lights, stress, and smells to a minimum… Read More

Vegans and the Paleo Diet
March 19, 2018

What vegans don’t understand about the paleo diet

Most Vegans don’t see a good reason why anyone would ever go Paleo, under any circumstances. After all, as documentaries like What the Health claim, the science is squarely on… Read More

Genetic testing
March 8, 2018

5 common genetic variations that affect nutrient absorption

Nutrigenetics is the branch of nutrigenomics focusing on how genetic variations affect nutrient absorption, use, and metabolism. Nutrigenetics research typically focuses on a type of genetic variation known as a… Read More

DAO DAOO Differences Genetics
February 28, 2018

6 conditions you’d never guess are caused by allergies

So, you have allergies. You have a runny nose, and maybe itchy, watery eyes. That’s where it stops, right? For most people the answer is yes, but some experience strange… 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 air quality and his strategies for beating allergy induced  histamine intolerance, so the topic of air purifiers seemed like a natural… Read More

January 23, 2018

The MSG in your supplements

Most everyone has heard of the dreaded monosodium glutamate, or “MSG” for short (remember the word glutamate in that phrase). The stereotype is that MSG is an additive in many… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 2, 2018

What is CRISPR-Cas9? An introduction in genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in molecular biology (see this Nature special), and with recent advances is starting to gain attention in the mainstream media; see NYT, Guardian,… Read More

Best DNA Test
December 30, 2017

Finding the best DNA test: should I genotype or sequence?

If you’ve arrived here you’re probably somewhat aware of the various consumer genotyping kits available for people wanting to check their ancestry and more recently (at least in an official… Read More

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