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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The Health Dangers of Blue Light at Night… And What You Can Do About It

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Blue Light” has become more and more a part of the conversation in the realm of natural health. Nighttime blue light exposure is a culprit behind sleep problems, obesity, and even cancer. Read on to learn how to hack your blue light exposure and make it work for you –not against you.

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

Health Benefits of Ketogenic Diets, source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826507/

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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All About Testosterone

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Testosterone is the male sex hormone; it is found in both genders and throughout many different species. Testosterone serves a variety of functions in the body such as sexual and bodily development, metabolic and behavioral influence, and much more.  It is important to know what increases and decreases this hormone, as well as when levels are too high or low in your body.

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The Hidden Benefits of DHT and How to Increase & Reduce It

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DHT is commonly associated with pubertal changes and baldness in men. However, DHT has various health benefits and is possibly effective in treating various diseases. Read more about the unknown effects of DHT here.

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Blood, Urine and Genetic Tests to Do If You Are Having Weight Problems

This post lists biological factors that can be tested in some form or another.

Testing accuracy will vary based on the type of test being done.

In general, direct blood results are the most accurate, then metabolites (in urine) and then genes.

If you’re struggling with weight issues, you want to check out which factors might be your weak links.  With enough information, you can start putting some pieces of the puzzles together and Self Hack to a better life.

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