Sleep

Tips for sleeping better
July 17, 2018

5 reasons you can’t sleep (and how to fix each one)

It seems like everyone is having trouble sleeping these days, which is a problem, because if there is one basic thing we can all do to improve energy and focus… Read More

pycnogenol benefits
May 12, 2018

Pycnogenol: the ultimate anti-jet lag supplement?

It’s been a full week since I returned from my first trip to Europe, and I am completely refreshed. I’ve had three full nights of sleep in a row, some… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 health benefits of ashwagandha root

Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical name… Read More

ozone free air purifiers
February 1, 2018

How to find the best air purifier

John has written a lot on this blog about histamine genes like AOC1 and his strategies for beating histamine intolerance, so the topic of air purifiers seemed like a natural… Read More

MTHFR Supplements when pregnant
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 making us feel good, serotonin maintains a coveted… 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

Updated March 20th, 2018 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… Read More

July 13, 2017

Do pollen allergies cause anxiety?

Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. The NY Times ran a story a few weeks back titled “Prozac nation is now the United States of Xanax.” Why is everyone anxious? If… Read More

l-theanine dosage
May 17, 2017

My experience with L-theanine: dose, benefits, side effects

If you’re researching L-theanine, also known as theanine, you may already know that it’s an amino acid, found in green and black tea, that boosts mood, and promotes a sense… Read More

Adenosine Morning Person
January 7, 2017

Not a morning person? Adenosine could be to blame

Some people jump out of bed every morning ready to start the day. We call them “morning people.” For others, getting out of bed can be tough, like scaling Everest… Read More

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