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Hormones

Vegan bodybuilders? Is a plant based diet best for building muscle?

There has been quite a bit of buzz as of late about Vegan bodybuilders with Rich Roll’s recent interview of Vegan bodybuilder Nimai Delgado as a prime example. Nimai has had success as a plant based bodybuilder and has never in his life eaten meat. Highlighting plant based bodybuilders is part of a concerted marketing… Read More

Morning Sickness Genetic

Is my morning sickness worse because of genetics?

If you’ve ever had or known anyone who has experienced morning sickness in pregnancy, you’ll know that it’s more like “all day sickness” and can strike at the most inopportune times. Around 70%-80% of women experience nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), typically in the first trimester. (R) Not everyone has to deal with morning… Read More

Manage Migraines Nutrition

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 on a migraine day, despite not suffering from migraines myself. I know I’m not alone in this experience, given that around 11-15% of the population… Read More

MTHFR Supplements when pregnant

Boosting serotonin with food and supplements: what you need to know

We’ve all heard of serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, mood, and sex drive. And because of its role in making us feel good, serotonin maintains a coveted place in the popular culture, especially in the supplement industry. People take supplements like 5-HTP to boost serotonin levels, but is this safe? Are food… Read More

Hops Adenosine Sleep Gene

Hops, your genetics, and the science of sleep

Updated November 8th, 2017 Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, a cousin of Cannabis. In fact, both plants are a part of the cannabaceae family of flowering plants. Cannabaceae are distinct in that they pollinate using the wind, and have distinct male and female sexed plants. (R) Both cannabis and hops… Read More

Obesogens Toxins Make You Fat

Obesogens: Can toxins make you fat?

The situation is desperate. Millions of people are afflicted with the same disorder – it’s an epidemic. We don’t even need to reiterate the statistics. It’s common knowledge that we immerse ourselves in a toxic lifestyle – we eat too much junk and exercise too little. That has always been the recipe for obesity. But… Read More

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