Dr. Gundry: Lectins are the Root Cause of Inflammation and Disease

In this podcast interview, Dr. Gundry exposes the dangerous truth behind lectins and how they relate to inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and obesity. Most importantly, he shares his vast experience and research on why lectins are so harmful to the body, and how to reverse the damages they cause.

Anyone who reads SelfHacked knows I am very ‘anti-lectin’ for people with autoimmune/inflammatory issues. Dr. Gundry, originally a very famous heart surgeon, discovered how dangerous lectins are and altered his career to help people reverse autoimmune disease through his matrix diet. He has completed the only human study related to lectins and is now the most knowledgeable on the subject. His second book “the Plant Paradox” is coming out on April 25th, 2017.

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

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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Everything You Need to Know about the C-reactive Protein (CRP)

CRP plays an important role in infections. However, this protein is also a marker of low-grade inflammation and a predictor of your cardiovascular disease risk. Find out how this protein links stress, emotional and socioeconomic cues to physiological ones, and how to keep your CRP levels at bay.

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All about HbA1c and 33 Reasons to Maintain Healthy HbA1c Levels (Part 1)

HbA1c is an indicator of long-term glucose levels and has been recommended for diagnosing diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. Increased HbA1c in nondiabetics, apart from being a risk factor for diabetes, is also associated with cardiovascular disease and elevated all-cause mortality. Ideally, you would want to keep your HbA1c low, but also stable. Read on to find out why, and to learn about all the factors that can help you improve your HbA1c levels.

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Methionine: Good or Bad? The Surprising Truth About Methionine Restriction

Methionine restriction has been known for decades in longevity research.   But less methionine is not necessarily better and it’s often worse.

I was prompted to write this post because of my vegetarian diet post.  Some people were assuming that methionine is something that needs to be reduced in the diet in order to be optimally healthy.

Like almost everything else in biology, the levels that are optimal for one person are suboptimal for another.

This post is meant to clarify the pros and cons of methionine and clarify who should be taking higher or lower levels.

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Olive Oil

Olive oil is not only good for cooking but for our health as well. It has many benefits – it helps treat cancer, reduces heart disease risk, alleviate bone problems, and is good for the skin. Read more below to learn about its additional health benefits.

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25 Proven Facts about the Ketogenic Diet and Ketosis (Part 1)

The ketogenic diet has been touted for its many health benefits such as weight loss, cognitive function, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. In this post, we cover:

  • Different ways to get into ketosis
  • Physiology and pathways that are changed when you are in ketosis, which explains how the ketogenic diet derives its benefits
  • Genetic factors that may affect the safety and effectiveness of ketosis
  • 17 Health conditions that may be helped by the ketogenic diet
  • Negative effects of ketosis and how to mitigate them

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