Nutrition

Bulletproof Coffee High LDL Genetics
December 7, 2016

Is Bulletproof Coffee to blame for your high LDL?

What is the current thinking on fat intake and LDL? Where does Bulletproof fit in? In my previous post, I discussed fats, cholesterol, lipoproteins and their impact on heart health…. Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans get enough Vitamin A? The answer may be genetic

Ok, like everyone else, I have watched the What the Health documentary on Netflix, as well as a bunch of other Vegan propaganda documentaries lately, and have plant based eating… Read More

VDR Gene Osteoporosis Bone Health
November 27, 2016

How VDR Genes Influence Osteoporosis and Bone Health

In a previous post I discussed the potential for excess vitamin D to cause heart issues in people with certain vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms. This post focuses on… Read More

Vitamin D Receptor Genes VDR
November 23, 2016

Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) Genes: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably read a lot about vitamin D deficiency and its association with poor bone development and health. After reading this you might have started supplementing your diet with extra vitamin… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

Perhaps you just did some genetic testing and noticed a “mutation” in your CYP1B1 gene. What does this mean? Does it increase your risk for breast cancer? How can changes… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why your salad needs fat – but not just any fat

Updated August 2nd, 2017  While researching the bioavailability of lycopene yesterday, I came across a series of interesting studies. Lycopene is a well known type of carotenoid, as is beta-carotene…. Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The CDC estimates that 6 out of every 100 men who are 60 years old today will get prostate… Read More

November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

So, you’re trying to figure our whether you have the MTHFR gene mutation.” You’re not alone. Commentary on MTHFR has been increasing at a rapid pace over the last few… Read More

MCT oil side effects
July 21, 2016

My Experience With MCT Oil: Benefits vs. Side Effects

I originally wrote this post to highlight side effects of MCT oil that weren’t frequently discussed in other forums. Reading this post will give you all of that information, as… Read More

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