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June 7, 2018

Can Fish Oil Help Heal After a Head Injury?

Last year, while in Los Angeles, I drilled my head while hanging out on an outdoor patio. I was visiting with a friend over coffee on an outdoor area with… Read More

Prevent Macular Degeneration Supplements Nutrition
May 30, 2018

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… Read More

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 been eating more vegetarian meals. Part of this has been motivated by the reality that almost all meat served at restaurants is factory raised…. Read More

nutrition alzheimer's disease
May 9, 2018

What is the Best Diet for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you’re looking for the best diet to prevent Alzheimer’s, you should be aware that a variant in the ApoE gene, called ApoE ε4, increases the risk for developing Alzheimer’s… 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 in the Digestive System

New studies are teaching us that no two people absorb the nutrients in food in exactly the same way. Let’s take a look at five (5) common genetic variations that… 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

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