Is Blue Light Bad for You?

The short answer is yes. Timing and intensity especially matter. Blue light exposure at night, when we normally would not be exposed to sunlight, causes circadian disruption though the suppression of melatonin. Circadian disruption has been linked to a variety of … Read More

How to Get Better Sleep with a Simple App (Better Sleep Series Part 1)

Clients of mine know that I’m big on getting sleep dialed in right. If you don’t enter “high quality refresh mode” consistently, all the nutrition, supplementation, and exercise in the world isn’t going to make much of an impact. After all, … Read More

25 Is the Most Random Age, According to Science

25 is the ‘golden age’ for the ability to make random choices according to a new study. That’s right. Step aside sexual peak, cognitive peak, and athletic performance peak… Random Peak is here.     If you’re around my age, you … Read More

Study Alert: Kombucha Ameliorates The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Copper, Zinc, and Iron Status

Well, I certainly didn’t see this coming when I woke up this morning. But, I stumbled across a study looking at the effects of electromagnetic fields on the copper, zinc, and iron levels of rats, and how kombucha reduces those effects.   Published … Read More

Health Coaching for Millennials Who Hate the Word Millennial

I’m 27. I guess that makes me a millennial. I suppose I am by definition, but I also don’t feel like that word describes me well at all. My identity can’t be shrunk down into a single catch-all phrase. Even among … Read More

Worried about mercury in Fish? Read this.

We’ve all heard the warnings about fish being high in mercury — it’s one of the most common questions I get when I tell clients their genetics would be suited to a diet higher in fish. With nutrigenomic testing, we … Read More

Timing Light Exposure for Weight Loss

This Blog Originally Appeared on The Apeiron Center for Human Potential Website. Life evolved on this planet under the rays of the sun. Since the advent of electricity, we have drastically altered our light environment and we are now just … Read More

Apeiron Blog: PPARGC1A and Healthy Mitochondria

Here’s a link to a blog I wrote for Apeiron about the gene PPARGC1A that is largely responsible for regulating the growth of new mitochondria. And, I love the picture that got made for the article I’ve copied below. … Read More

Mitochondria As Chi

The paper this post is based on can be found here. Be warned, its pretty dense. The author, Doug Wallace, is one of my favorite researchers, and I’ll be posting more from him in the future and attempting to translate it into a more … Read More

Facebook Post Update: Classical Music, Songbird Brains, and Evolutionary Origins of Babytalk

About 2 months ago, I put up the facebook post that I’ve copied and pasted in italics below. I just came across this study looking at the epigenetic modfications to genes after listening to classical music that are related to … Read More