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May 23, 2018

My experience with caffeine withdrawal: the science behind the headaches

Caffeine gives me the jitters, which makes sense in light of my genetics. I am homozygous for the CYP1A2 gene, which means I metabolize caffeine more slowly than some of… Read More

Hypothyroidism and Nutrition
May 15, 2018

Hypothyroidism and nutrition: Managing autoimmune thyroid disease through diet

Is it possible to “fix” hypothyroidism by diet alone? The short answer is no — there’s no dietary factor that can cure every case of hypothyroidism. There are, however, specific… Read More

Vegetarians and B12
May 15, 2018

How to Handle Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Vegetarian Diet

Over the last year, I have transitioned to a diet that is primarily, but not exclusively, vegetarian. I even went Vegan for a week as an experiment. I still eat… Read More

nutrition alzheimer's disease
May 9, 2018

Can diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in APOE4 carriers?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with dementia being defined as “a series of conditions occurring when nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or no… Read More

Hair Health Genetics
April 9, 2018

Is healthy hair genetic? Or does it boil down to diet?

If you’re one of the unfortunate few for whom every day is a bad hair day, it might be time to look to your genes and consider nutritional strategies that… Read More

Manage Migraines Nutrition
March 20, 2018

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… Read More

Vegans and the Paleo Diet
March 19, 2018

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… Read More

Mineral Imbalance Sodium High Blood Pressure
March 10, 2018

Pass the salt? High blood pressure may be due to mineral imbalance

If you’ve arrived at this article, you probably already know what hypertension is, or at least, you have a tiny idea. It’s almost impossible not to, given that high blood… 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

Kids Probiotics
February 21, 2018

Should kids take probiotics? Tips for building gut health in kids

Updated March 4th, 2018 This past weekend, my 8-year-old cousin had a stomach bug and asked me what she could do to make her stomach ache go away. The best… Read More

Carbs Addictive
January 22, 2018

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… Read More

January 13, 2018

Boosting serotonin with food and supplements: what you need to know

We’ve all heard of serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, mood, and sex drive. And because of its role in an overall sense of wellbeing, serotonin maintains a… Read More

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