Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

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By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because the typical diet is high in methionine-rich muscle meats, but low in...

Health Brainwashing

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By Joey Lott Here’s a story demonstrating health brainwashing that I hear or read time and time again. Undoubtedly you’ll recognize this story as well. Pat Smith feels unwell and can’t figure out what to do about it. Pat goes to healthcare professionals and gets tests done and gets a whole bunch of different diagnoses over the years. Sooner or later, Pat learns about some (restrictive) dietary...

Glycine and Insulin Resistance

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By Joel Brind For many of us, the downside of the holidays is the dread of adding a few pounds of abdominal fat that will take more than a New Year’s resolution to work off. Even worse, we all also know that it’s the extra abdominal fat that causes insulin resistance and eventually—or maybe already—type 2 diabetes. But more recent research tells a more precise—and cheerful—story...

Fibromyalgia: A Disease of Low Metabolism

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1. Preface Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety and many other problematic symptoms. According to statistics, it afflicts approximately 2-5 percent of the human population and is more common in women than men. The Medical community seems to see the syndrome in a somewhat narrow way. They usually recognize that the syndrome often...

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate

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I got a chance the other day to converse with Sarah Pope, popular blogger and author also known as “The Healthy Home Economist.” Sarah is a cool lady that I’ve known about for a long time. She has written 67 articles exposing both the overstated effectiveness as well as the underreported dangers of various types of vaccinations–an accumulation of research that dates all...

The Truth About Uric Acid

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Let me tell you how it all began – my strange interest in something called uric acid, that is. I awoke in the middle of the night with a dull pain in the back. I got up, thinking maybe I had to pee or maybe it was just one of those weird things that happens and disappears with a little movement. But nothing seemed to relieve the pain. And as the minutes and then hours went by, the pain...