Personalized Nutrition - Page 5

Carbs Addictive
January 22, 2018

Got the Low Carb Blues? Why High Carb Foods Make us Happy

Pasta, mashed potatoes, pizza, oatmeal, crunchy sourdough bread with butter. Yum. Maybe not great for you all the time, but so very tasty. Some would even say addictive. I can… 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

Veganism after 65?
December 22, 2017

What’s in a Bean? Lots of Health Benefits

You’ve heard the rhyme “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” which is true — but that’s not even the half of it. Beans are part of the legumes family,… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
November 12, 2017

Plant Based Diets and Longevity: Breaking Down a Harvard Nutrition Study

A big part of the reason I became involved with Gene Food was to help people understand that nutrition advice shouldn’t be one size fits all. What works for some,… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
November 10, 2017

Should you eat eggs everyday? No, and cholesterol isn’t the whole story

For a different take on eggs, and when to exclude them from the diet, check out my recent interview with Chris Masterjohn, PhD. I just finished a delicious breakfast of… Read More

Magnesium Health Benefits Supplement Gene Food
October 23, 2017

Does magnesium have health benefits? My experience after 3 weeks

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my caffeine problem. I love coffee but sometimes I feel like I reach for another cup too often. My energy levels feel like… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical… Read More

Best natto brand
September 26, 2017

Nattō taste test: How does this super-funky superfood stack up?

It’s nattō time at Gene Food, folks. After all, nattō is a staple for our Okinawan dieters, so we have to practice what we preach. “It looks like glue with… Read More

Zonulin Leaky Gut
September 20, 2017

Zonulin and Leaky Gut: What you Need to Know

In a previous post I talked about the genetics of celiac disease, of interest to us here because eating wheat has been shown to increase zonulin levels in the gut…. Read More

August 27, 2017

Vegan eggs: what’s good about ’em? What’s bad about ’em?

For people looking to switch to a plant-based diet, reducing the amount of animal protein we eat every day can be challenging. Even more difficult may be letting go of… Read More

Dairy Dangers Sheep Goat Cow Milk Casein
August 22, 2017

Dairy dangers: Is sheep and goat dairy healthier than cow dairy?

Ahh, dairy. Delicious, but controversial. I eat it, but should I stop? Are certain types of dairy better than others? We’ve all heard about the dangers of casein in cow’s… Read More

July 24, 2017

Coconut Oil: Good for Some, Bad for Others?

The American Heart Association says coconut oil is bad for your health. But some commentators, such as Chris Kresser, vehemently disagree. I left this comment on Chris’ blog post Coconut… Read More

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