Here is Why Fast Metabolizers of Caffeine Can Still Be Sensitive to Coffee

You may know someone who seems to be able to drink all of the caffeine they want and sleep like a baby each night.

For others, a sip of coffee taken after lunch could give them insomnia all night.

Caffeine is metabolized by a liver enzyme coded by the gene CYP1A2. If you carry 1 or two “bad” copies of this gene, it will slow your ability to process your caffeine intake – and you may be more sensitive than someone else.

Chris Kresser, LAc recently made an excellent review of how coffee can be good or bad for you based on whether you are a fast or slow metabolizer of caffeine. According to Kresser, slow metabolizers of caffeine may be at higher risk of heart disease, high […]

Low-Carb and High-Fat Diets Outperform Low-Fat Diets for Long-term Weight Loss According to Recent Lancet Review

More than two out of every three American adults are still overweight or obese.

Many have tried various diets with high-effort and high-motivation for improved health, yet have continuously failed to reach their weight loss goals.

Over the last 30-40 years, nutritionists and government officials have led us to believe that a healthy diet was somehow equated with a “Low-Fat Diet” – especially if you were looking to lose weight.

High-fat foods were considered “fattening”. Healthy diets were equated with a vegetable-based diet low in fat. You were supposed to drink Skim, 1% and 2% milk. Choosing a “low-fat” salad dressing made you happy. Nutritional bars and shakes promised to meet your low-fat needs and support healthy weight.

I personally saw my maternal grandparents switch from a diet high in vegetables grown in their own […]

Reviewing the Natural Anti Inflammatory Benefits of the Pineapple Extract Bromelain

Bromelain is an highly-researched anti-inflammatory enzyme that is sourced from pineapple stems and taken as a nutritional supplement.

It is a type of a proteolytic enzyme that is often combined in supplement formulas for use as a digestive and anti-inflammatory aid.

Bromelain may decrease inflammation by directly preventing certain immune cells from migrating to the injured area. It may also help block general activation of inflammatory responses via interactions with proteins located on the surface of your cells  (1; 2).

More are turning to bromelain supplementation as it may be a safe and effective substitute to NSAIDS for osteoarthritic pain […]