Microbiome

April 12, 2019

When a Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Enough to Heal the Gut

I had a friend visiting last week who has celiac disease. Watching him carefully navigate restaurant menus made me realize how relaxed my “gluten free” diet truly was. Why is… Read More

why I don't eat canola oil
November 26, 2018

Why I don’t eat vegetable oil

This is a post about why I don’t eat vegetable oil, not as much a post about why vegetable oil is bad for people in general (although it is), so… Read More

September 30, 2018

Why Glyphosate is Dangerous, and How to Avoid Eating it

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup® and is the most widely used chemical herbicide in history. Chances are, this chemical is in at least some of the… Read More

Mold genes
June 14, 2018

The mold genes: what you need to know

The fuzzy weblike structures formed by molds are a common sight, which is not surprising given that the number of identified mold species number in the thousands, with likely millions… Read More

Probiotics During Pregnancy
May 23, 2018

Probiotics during pregnancy: Benefits, safety, and best supplements

One of the most trending topics in pregnancy today is probiotics. We’ve all heard of them (and we’ve written about them here at Gene Food quite a bit), but can… Read More

Genetic testing
March 8, 2018

5 common genetic variations that affect nutrient absorption

Nutrigenetics is the branch of nutrigenomics focusing on how genetic variations affect nutrient absorption, use, and metabolism. Nutrigenetics research typically focuses on a type of genetic variation known as a… Read More

Bifidobacterium vs Lactobacillus Strains
January 19, 2018

Bifidobacterium vs. Lactobacillus probiotics: what’s the difference?

All the growing interest surrounding probiotics has led to an explosion in the supplement market, which is estimated to be valued at $45.64 billion and growing. A probiotic is defined… Read More

October 16, 2017

The blood type diet has been debunked, or has it?

Hope the headline didn’t get you too excited. Yes, the blood type diet is largely thin on evidence. Although, as I will discuss in this post, there are a few… Read More

October 11, 2017

Probiotics aren’t the only way to restore healthy gut bacteria

Ahh, the microbiome. That mystery world of gut bacteria that helps us do everything from digest food, to regulate mood. We’ve all read about its importance, and some of us… Read More

Candida albicans
September 19, 2017

What are the Root Causes of Candida Overgrowth?

Candida overgrowth or infection is the hallmark of an overstressed immune system. C. Orian Truss, M.D. This post is part of a multi-part series, both written and in audio form… Read More

March 9, 2017

Saccharomyces boulardii: the antibiotic resistant probiotic

Like many people, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) while I was forced to take a course of antibiotics. As I began to do my research, I realized that this… Read More

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