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Plant based diet
July 27, 2018

Going Vegan – a beginners guide to the first six months

Reader’s note: the opinions expressed in this post are of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff.  There are plenty of good reasons to… Read More

niacin heart health
April 16, 2018

Is Niacin heart healthy? Probably, but it depends on who you ask

For a time, Niacin, or Vitamin B3, when used in conjunction with statin therapy, was the only supplement approved by the FDA to prevent heart attacks. This stamp of approval… Read More

Mineral Imbalance Sodium High Blood Pressure
March 10, 2018

Pass the salt? High blood pressure may be due to mineral imbalance

If you’ve arrived at this article, you probably already know what hypertension is, or at least, you have a tiny idea. It’s almost impossible not to, given that high blood… Read More

Veganism after 65?
December 22, 2017

What’s in a Bean? Lots of Health Benefits

You’ve heard the rhyme “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” which is true — but that’s not even the half of it. Beans are part of the legumes family,… Read More

December 12, 2017

TMAO and Heart Disease: what we know (and what we don’t)

In a previous post (and several others) John covered the ongoing debate about dietary cholesterol, with a particular focus on eggs. As part of that post he introduces the molecule… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
November 12, 2017

Plant Based Diets and Longevity: Breaking Down a Harvard Nutrition Study

A big part of the reason I became involved with Gene Food was to help people understand that nutrition advice shouldn’t be one size fits all. What works for some,… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
November 10, 2017

Should you eat eggs everyday? No, and cholesterol isn’t the whole story

For a different take on eggs, and when to exclude them from the diet, check out my recent interview with Chris Masterjohn, PhD. I just finished a delicious breakfast of… Read More

Magnesium Health Benefits Supplement Gene Food
October 23, 2017

Does magnesium have health benefits? My experience after 3 weeks

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my caffeine problem. I love coffee but sometimes I feel like I reach for another cup too often. My energy levels feel like… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 Genes Linked to High Homocysteine Levels and What to do About Them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

Berberine Supplement
July 27, 2017

Micro-dosing berberine: good idea? bad idea?

Relevant podcast: Dissenting opinions on popular supplements, peptides, collagen, metformin, omega-3 and more with our industry insider. Does taking small doses of berberine, even below the 500 mg dose offered… Read More

June 16, 2017

Citrus Bergamot: the all Natural Statin?

We know that vitamin C and fiber rich citrus fruits are healthy, but how much efficacy do they really have when it comes to “big” health issues, such as heart… Read More

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