SelfHacked and SelfDecode is Hiring

We have an acute need for an executive assistant and designer. Both people will be closely working with me and optionally living in the same house in Capistrano Beach, CA (3 team members are already in the house).  To apply for a job, email support@selfdecode.com. Click on post to see more information about what we’re looking for.

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19 Reasons Why High Homocysteine is Bad, and Natural Ways to Decrease It

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High homocysteine is linked to many health problems including heart disease, stroke, autoimmune disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.

This post describes:

  • How homocysteine levels can affect your health
  • How homocysteine can be toxic and inflammatory
  • Lab tests for homocysteine levels, with optimal ranges
  • Factors that influence homocysteine levels, including diet, lifestyle, and ways to support the methylation pathways given the relevant genetic information (i.e. MTHFR mutation)
  • How you can optimize your homocysteine levels to improve your performance and wellbeing.

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All About Iron Part 1 – Metabolism, Lab Tests, Iron Deficiency Anemias and Iron Overload

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Iron is an essential mineral that plays many important roles in the body. One of its main roles is to transport oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells to tissues for energy production. While low amounts of iron can lead to poor health, too much can cause severe health problems.

This post covers:

  • Iron Metabolism and Homeostasis
  • Iron Lab Tests
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia – Stages, Different Types, and Genetic Causes
  • Iron Overload

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Top 9 Unique and Super Effective Ways to Counteract The Negative Performance Effects of Cannabis/Marijuana

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This is the stack that I use to quickly recover from cannabis.  All of the methods have been vetted by me and they work (on me at least).  I experimented with these because of the underlying mechanisms made sense and they worked quite effectively.

Every one of these recommendations uniquely counteract an area of physiology that is negatively changed by cannabis and can quicken your recovery.

I initially figured these out by simply paying attention to the changes in my brain and thinking what chemicals would counteract it.  It’s kind of like when a cook imagines what added ingredients would go well with a recipe.

Once I noticed they were helpful, I started looking into why they were helpful.

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H. pylori Infection 101: H. pylori Facts and Associated Diseases (Part 1)

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It is estimated that more than half of the population is a host for Helicobacter pylori.  While most will show no symptoms, in others this bacterium can lead to chronic stomach inflammation and ulcers. H. pylori infection also exacerbates a number of autoimmune and inflammation-related diseases but may confer protection in other conditions.  Read on to find out when and why H. pylori infection should be treated.

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What Doctors Won’t Tell You About Low or High Ferritin in Your Blood Test

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Ferritin stores iron and transports it to where it is required. In blood, it is an important indicator of the total iron stores. However, ferritin also participates in infections, inflammation, and malignancies. Elevated ferritin is often found in disorders with chronic inflammatory states such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Find out why it is important to keep this protein in balance, and which factors increase or decrease ferritin levels.

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24 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (with References and Risks)

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Ginger has been revered as a culinary and medicinal spice in many traditional cultures. It is also a very powerful herb with numerous proven health benefits. Read this post to learn more about ginger and how to make the best use of ginger for your health.

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