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Organic Mattress Recommendations

How to buy an organic mattress – the hippie’s guide to buying a mattress

Updated February 18th, 2018 Some things in life are harder than you’d think at first glance. Puppies are one example. Shopping for a non-toxic mattress is most certainly another. Some mattress buyers nerd out over edge support, breathability, and firmness. I definitely care about comfort, but after reading about all the toxins that find their… Read More

Best Air Purifier

How to find the best air purifier

John has written a lot on this blog about histamine genes like AOC1 and his strategies for beating histamine intolerance, so the topic of air purifiers seemed like a natural fit. We know that air purifiers can do some good, but how do you go about choosing one? We set out to answer the hard… Read More

MSG in supplements

The MSG in your supplements

Updated January 24th, 2018 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 Chinese dishes, and so it’s easily avoided, but it’s actually much more common than you might think. What if I told… Read More

Carbs Addictive

Why are carbs addictive? Because they make us happy, literally

Pasta, mashed potatoes, pizza, oatmeal, crunchy sourdough bread with butter. Yum. Maybe not great for you all the time, but so tasty. Some would even say addictive. I can only speak for myself, but if I get rolling on a pizza, you’re looking at a runaway freight train that can easily put back a whole… Read More

Zinc Supplements Benefits Side Efffects

Zinc has many health benefits, but don’t overdo it

We’ve all been there. A few weeks in to the craziness of Christmas parties and year end dinners with friends, our body is telling us stop, but the calendar is saying Go! This year, partying and poor food choices had me feeling like I was coming down with something, so I reached for the zinc…. Read More

Best DNA Test

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

Updated January 25th, 2018 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 sense) their health.┬áThe 4th quarter of 2016 saw 1.6 million people gain access to their genetic data in one form or… Read More

prostatitis cure

Yes, you can cure prostatitis – proven strategies for maintaining prostate health

Updated January 5th, 2017 This post is the first of a multi-part series shedding light on the latest treatments for common chronic conditions faced by an increasing number of Americans. Prostate. Just mentioning the word will get some snickers, but this little forgotten gland is crucial to every man’s health. In fact, if you are… Read More

Supplements to Avoid a Hangover

The supplements I take to avoid a hangover and why I take each one

Updated December 12th, 2017 Since I left New York City two years ago, I haven’t drank nearly as much as I used to, but I still like to “knock a few back” every so often, and as we all know, there is almost nothing worse than a serious hangover. In fact, this past weekend, I… Read More

L-Tyrosine supplements affect people differently based on genotype

In this post, my first on the Gene Food blog, I get into why I felt so good when I took the amino acid, L-tyrosine. I knew from digging into my genetics that I was a COMT “worrier,” meaning I had heightened levels of dopamine and was therefore somewhat prone to stress. I also knew… Read More

Magnesium Health Benefits Supplement Gene Food

Does magnesium have health benefits? My experience after 3 weeks

Updated January 18th, 2018. 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 I need it. How do I remedy this? John smartly suggested some magnesium supplements because they help regulate energy. Many of… Read More

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