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Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

Are infrared saunas the secret to good health or just a passing fad?

Here at Gene Food, we’ve talked a lot about genetic pathways and supplements that help our bodies detoxify. For example, John has written long posts about superoxide dismutase and glutathione, both antioxidants our bodies make and use to clear toxins, but supplements aren’t the only way to detox. In fact, ancient practices such as sauna… Read More

flip phone benefits

Should you make the switch to a flip phone?

We are getting into the health coaching business at Gene Food in the next few months, so I am becoming a certified health coach in order to design the program. As part of my training, I meet virtually once a week with my class for 3 hours every Tuesday morning. Part of the class is… Read More

UTI treatment

Can urinary tract infections be cured with diet and supplements?

Although I have been lucky never to have had one, urinary tract infections (“UTIs”) are a common and recurring problem for millions of Americans, especially women, with complaints of UTI accounting for an estimated 7 million doctor visits every year. E. Coli, a nasty type of pathogenic bacteria, is thought to be the culprit behind… Read More

Glucosamine Supplements

Do glucosamine supplements work? My experience after 6 months

Glucosamine supplements have long been the talk of the running community. I’ve gone on and off of glucosamine and chondroiton supplements over the past six years I’ve been a runner … much like I’ve gone on and off of running. Since I was attempting to more seriously lace back up my running shoes after the… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented with a vegan diet for a week and wrote a blog detailing favorable results. Many people will find benefit from going vegan for the short… 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

Vegans and the Paleo Diet

What vegans don’t understand about the paleo diet

Most Vegans don’t see a good reason why anyone would ever go Paleo, under any circumstances. After all, as documentaries like What the Health claim, the science is squarely on the Vegan side of the aisle. Or is it? Is there something the Vegan community is missing about the popularity of Paleo? Although I am… Read More

non toxic mattress organic mattress

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

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 way into our mattresses,… Read More

ozone free air purifiers

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

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