The Case for the Biological Superiority of Raw Milk: History, Mechanisms, and Current Conditions

Basic advantages of raw milk Raw milk’s probiotics, immunoglobulins, unique protein and fatty acid composition, and cytokines like transforming growth factor-beta-1 regulate and enhance development of the human immune system (Peroni, et al., 2009). Consumption of raw cow's milk reduces the risk of respiratory infections and fever by about 30% in children (Loss, et al., … Continue reading The Case for the Biological Superiority of Raw Milk: History, Mechanisms, and Current Conditions

Clarifying the False Relationship of Cholesterol & Saturated Fat to Heart Disease

It is still extremely common to hear household and mainstream discussion about “reducing fatty foods” and “watching your cholesterol” by avoiding eggs and red meat and eating low-fat ultra-processed products even if they are loaded with added sugar, rancid oils, or toxic additives. The evidence for these measures isn’t good science, but the dogma of … Continue reading Clarifying the False Relationship of Cholesterol & Saturated Fat to Heart Disease

Glycine’s Myriad Health Benefits: Anti-Aging, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Stress

The amino acid and neurotransmitter glycine has interested me for awhile, especially due to its high presence in gelatinous foods and its ability to excite or inhibit neurons depending on the surrounding physiological conditions. For example, in the forebrain, it is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor coagonist, promoting the excitatory actions of glutamate, while also being … Continue reading Glycine’s Myriad Health Benefits: Anti-Aging, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Stress

Delicious, Destructive: Gluten’s Toxicity & How to Heal the Gut

Gluten is one of the prime issues discussed when exploring holistic health, and it’s become a marketing trend to proudly display “gluten-free” on health-conscious brands, raising awareness and “representation”. Conversely, there has been much ridicule and dismissal of gluten intolerance as a “rich person’s illness”, likening it to a spoiled, hypochondriac, sheltered lifestyle, or some … Continue reading Delicious, Destructive: Gluten’s Toxicity & How to Heal the Gut