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Probiotics that kill Candida

Which probiotic strains get rid of Candida?

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by over 20 species of yeasts in the genus Candida. The most common types of Candidiasis are oral thrush, skin infection, and vaginal yeast infection, but Candida overgrowth can also lead to systemic (invasive) Candidiasis. While most people with a yeast infection have uncomfortable, but generally mild to moderate… Read More

6 natural anxiety remedies that work

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue experienced by people in North America, with almost 1 in 5 American adults affected each year (R). That’s around 40 million people, all suffering with a highly treatable condition. Sadly, only 36.9% of those with anxiety receive treatment (R), but the good news is that there are… Read More

two fish oil capsules

I hit my head, then I turned to the fish oil

I really hit my head hard the other day and it wasn’t fun. I was visiting with a friend over coffee on an outdoor patio with glass paned double doors that led back to a main dining area. When I left to use the restroom, both doors were open, but in the time I was… Read More

Collagen Supplements

Do collagen supplements work? Is bovine the best?

Whether or not collagen supplements “work” is one of the most contentious issues in medical aesthetics. Can collagen pills and powders really make a difference for skin and gut health, or does the body simply break down the protein into its individual amino acids like any other protein? What makes collagen supplements so special, if… Read More

Best BCAA Supplements

BCAA supplements: muscle growth vs. cancer risk

In danger of sounding like an answer to a MENSA logic problem, not all essential amino acids (EAAs) are BCAAs, but all BCAAs are EAAs. What am I talking about? Why, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), of course. Let’s take a look at BCAAs and why they are taking the supplement industry — particularly for athletes… Read More

Prevent Macular Degeneration Supplements Nutrition

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 they come from, then perhaps you’ve already heard of macular degeneration. Or maybe you already knew about it from a family member who has it…. Read More

Probiotics During Pregnancy

Probiotics during pregnancy: Benefits, safety, and best supplements

One of the most trending topics in pregnancy today is probiotics. We’ve all heard of them (and we’ve written about them here at Gene Food quite a bit), but can probiotics be good for pregnancy? And are they even safe? During pregnancy, a lot of medicines and supplements are considered off the table — the… Read More

Improve Focus Supplements Nutrition

Supplements to improve your focus: Adderall alternatives

As a full-time writer juggling multiple projects across international time zones, I’m all too aware of the importance of staying focused and alert while racing toward a deadline. Caffeine just doesn’t cut it for me as a way to stay focused — it makes me far too jittery to concentrate and be effective. As such,… Read More

Vegetarians and B12

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 meat on average about once every two weeks, and fish a few times a week, but I have cut way back on my intake of… Read More

pycnogenol benefits

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 of the best sleep I’ve had in months. And I never really experienced jet lag. How? A few days before my flight, I started taking… Read More

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