Lab Tests

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
May 6, 2019

My Experience with Hashimoto’s: The Changes I Made to Get My Life Back

After my second son was born, I was dead tired. All. The. Time. And achy. And irritable. And did I mention tired? Not too strange for a breastfeeding mom of… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 1, 2019

Don’t Believe in Nutrigenomics? Take a Look at Mikhaila Peterson’s Blood Work on the Carnivore Diet

Steak for every meal, everyday. That’s the carnivore diet in a nutshell, and it’s growing in popularity. Unhealthy right? Probably. I’ve written previously about the Carnivore Diet and why I… 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

March 12, 2019

Adventures in Urinary PH: is the Alkaline Diet Scientifically Valid?

Yes, you read that right, I am regularly measuring the PH of my urine using special test strips. I pee into a cup, dip in a PH strip and then… 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

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 14, 2019

Can a plant based diet suppress the immune system?

How does adherence to a whole foods, plant based (“wfpb”) diet impact the immune system? Could it be responsible for low white blood cell and platelet count? If so, does… Read More

January 7, 2019

Does losing weight on a Keto diet increase levels of “bad” cholesterol?

Losing weight is hard. As a guy that’s been heavy for as long as I can remember, the challenge of dropping pounds seems even more intimidating when you stop and… 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

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Why heart attack risk goes well beyond LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… 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

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