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Carnivore diet health risks

Why the carnivore diet is unhealthy and what to try instead

When it comes to food, no two people are alike. What works for one may not work well for the next person. For example, we’ve written previously about how certain genotypes are very poorly suited to the butter coffee “Bulletproof” style diets and how these people are likely to see very scary lipid numbers on… Read More

Genetic testing for kids

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 for kids is something of an ethical minefield. Most kids don’t want to know their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. There are, however, some standard genetic… Read More

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

MTHFR Supplements when pregnant

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 need more folate during times of rapid growth and development, such as in pregnancy. For most individuals, that means reaching for folic acid pills. In… Read More

Is your sunscreen toxic? How to find natural sunscreen

It’s one of life’s unfortunate ironies that in slapping on sunscreen to protect our skin against cancer-causing rays, we may actually increase our exposure to carcinogenic chemicals. Thankfully, this is one situation where safe and effective alternatives are available. Generic sunscreens can contain all manner of nasties, including oxybenzone and octocrylene. Avoiding these need not… Read More

I ate an Impossible Burger – wish I hadn’t

A few days ago at a promotional event, I had the chance to sample an Impossible Burger, the popular Vegan “hamburger” whose mission is to make meat obsolete by 2035. Initially, I was impressed by the resemblance of a plant based burger to an actual burger, however, after I learned the ingredients they use to… Read More

Plant based diet

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 adopt a vegan lifestyle – physical and mental health, environmental concerns, animal ethics, human ethics, etc. Regardless of what swayed you towards veganism, though, it’s… Read More

Tips for sleeping better

5 reasons you can’t sleep (and how to fix each one)

It seems like everyone is having trouble sleeping these days, which is a problem, because if there is one basic thing we can all do to improve energy and focus throughout the day, it’s get good sleep at night. For me, there is no doubt that I am a happier and more productive person when… Read More

Veganism after 65?

Is veganism safe after 65? If older adults need more protein, where should they get it?

Note to readers: the author of this article is a nutrition expert whose opinion we respect, otherwise we would not publish her work on our blog. However, we rate this post with a science score of 2 as we believe the opinions expressed here run contrary to the best science at present, specifically research by… Read More

Toxins in tap water

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 so many times that I believed it unquestioningly. It wasn’t until I saw research put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that I started… Read More

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