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Nutrition

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

vegan protein powder with banana

Looking for more plant protein? We rate the best Vegan protein powders

Chances are that you’ve already heard about the latest study published in The Lancet medical journal which found a higher rate of death in folks eating a low-carbohydrate diet. As usual, this study is fodder for many a hyperbolic headline, with little attention paid to the facts of the research itself. What this study actually… Read More

Lectin and Dr. Gundry

In defense of lectin sensitivity and Dr. Gundry’s the Plant Paradox

In his book the Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry sounds the alarm on the danger of lectins as the source of a wide variety of ailments plaguing our modern world, but some aren’t buying it. What are lectins and why are some in the nutritional community so skeptical of Dr. Gundry’s theories? What are lectins?… 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

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

Apples Nutrition

Can polyphenols in fruit kill cancer cells?

Polyphenols are currently all the rage in some scientific circles, but what are they and why are folks so excited? In short, polyphenols are a group of more than 10,000 compounds found in plants that appear to have antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antiatherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, hepatoprotective, antiviral, antiallergic, antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, and estrogenic activity (R). Not surprisingly, then,… Read More

two fish oil capsules

Should you take fish oil after a brain injury?

I really hit my head hard the other day and it wasn’t fun. I was visiting with a friend over coffee on an outdoor patio with glass paned double doors that led back to a main dining area. When I left to use the restroom, both doors were open, but in the time I was… Read More

Collagen Supplements

Do collagen supplements work? Is bovine the best?

Whether or not collagen supplements “work” is one of the most contentious issues in medical aesthetics. Can collagen pills and powders really make a difference for skin and gut health, or does the body simply break down the protein into its individual amino acids like any other protein? What makes collagen supplements so special, if… Read More

Prevent Macular Degeneration Supplements Nutrition

Can macular degeneration be prevented with nutrition?

If you’re like me and you’re one of the millions of people who have had their DNA tested to find out more about their risks for certain diseases or where they come from, then perhaps you’ve already heard of macular degeneration. Or maybe you already knew about it from a family member who has it…. Read More

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