Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.
NAD+ has many important roles for health, including stimulating anti-aging activities of Sirtuins and the DNA damage repair enzymes.
High NAD+ is necessary for healthy metabolism and mitochondria. In addition, low NAD+ can contribute to fatigue and several diseases. Read this post to learn more about NAD+ and factors that increase or decrease it.
The primary function of red blood cell is to transport oxygen to all parts of the body. Inflammation and nutrient deficiencies can reduce red blood cell numbers or their ability to effectively deliver oxygen, which can contribute to hypoxia. Read this post to learn about:
- Nutrients that are required for red blood cell production and how they relate to specific aspects of red blood cell health
- Optimal numbers and other lab tests related to red blood cell health
- The pros and cons of having higher/lower levels of red blood cells
- Ways to increase or decrease your red blood cell count
We made a new release of SelfDecode!
SelfDecode is the best and most powerful genetics app out there. It’s the only nutrigenomics company that is innovating.
As it stands, SelfDecode is the most powerful app that analyzes your genetics and gives back potential ways to fix it.
The recommendation engine is only one of the many features that we have.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is emerging as a powerful supplement with anti-inflammatory property and the ability to help several previously intractable diseases. It can help fight against cancer and irritable bowel diseases, and improve schizophrenia symptoms. Read this post to learn about cutting-edge findings about the health benefits of CBD.
Yoga is a meditative practice in motion originated in the ancient Indian religion and tradition. While it started as a spiritual practice, currently there are many scientific studies that confirm the health benefits of yoga. These benefits include increased HRV, increased BDNF, and reduced oxidative stress. Yoga can also help manage chronic diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis. Read this post to learn more about the science-backed mechanisms that explain why yoga is beneficial and the 19 health benefits of yoga that are backed up by clinical studies.
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.
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
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.
Standard antibiotic therapy for H. pylori have eradication success rate of under 60%, with several long-term side effects. This post (Part 2) covers how natural nutrients and supplements can lower the rate of H. pylori colonization, reduce symptoms of infections, and improve the outcome of standard antibiotic therapy. Read this post to learn how you can help your body combat H. pylori naturally.
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.
Nighttime blue light exposure can derange the circadian rhythm. It is a culprit behind many modern chronic health issues, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. On the other hand, blue light exposure during the day is very beneficial. Read this post to learn how to hack your blue light exposure for your benefit.
Depression is a complex disease with multiple contributing causes, involving both genetics and the environment. In this article, we discuss genetics, gut microbes, the gut-brain axis, as well as links between depression and inflammation.
Alkaline phosphatase is a group of very important enzymes, including intestinal alkaline phosphatase, tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase, and placental alkaline phosphatases. Read this post to learn more about the roles of alkaline phosphatase and how you can optimize this enzyme.