Skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Dandruff, dry skin, Tinea Versicolor, Rosacea, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Acne are in many cases thought to be caused by the fungus Malassezia. Few people know this but natural healthy skin has a pH around 4. That is quite acidic and actually a good thing. Acidic pH helps maintain skin integrity and keeps beneficial flora attached to the skin and bad flora such as fungus away.
Based primarily of my previous two articles How to eliminate Candida & biofilms and Resistant Starch- a concise guide to the biohack of the decade this post will serve as a reference guide expanding the knowledge of what can be done to biohack the gut. This post is a work in progress. Check back for updates. SCFA's Fatty acids are a primary fuel source for the cells and tissues in your body along side glucose. Fatty acids [...]
What do Da Vinci, Napolean, Thomas Jefferson, Buckminster Fuller, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher plus many other noted great minds have in common? They all adhered to some form of polyphasic sleeping. Polyphasic sleeping is the practice of breaking up sleep into multiple time periods (phases) in order to reduce the total number of hours sleep needed. Napolean Bonaparte was quoted as saying: “Six hours for a man, seven for a woman and [...]
Resistant Starch (RS for short) is being called the biohack of the decade and with good reason. The majority of people experimenting with it are reporting dramatic improvements in well-being across a number of measures. Briefly the primary benefits seen are: Improved blood glucose & metabolism, Improved sleep and "movie-like" vivid dreams, Enhanced energy, mood and well-being, Improved digestion and bowel movements.
How to gain Muscle mass This guide is specifically written for people looking to put on bulk muscle mass. I have read copious amounts of information on the subject including a 300pg book on protein. I have also gained about 25lbs of muscle in 3/4 of a year. DIET If you're looking to put muscle mass on you must understand that diet is the most important factor. In terms of gaining muscle mass I would [...]
Metabolic cholestatic pruritus For the past year my girlfriend Adelle has been suffering from an unidentified ailment that caused extensive dry skin across the body and intense itching. No amount of moisturizing lotions or good fats in the diet such as coconut, omega 3s, fish oils, borage oil, primrose oil, olive oil, castor oil helped with the dry skin and antihistamines as well as corticosteroids could not relieve the itching. Recently Dr.Dan managed to identify it [...]
Old ways of trying to combat candida often involved a candida diet and a cleanse of some kind. However these strategies have largely proven to be ineffective. The science has evolved so that very specific strategies can now be used as part of a comprehensive plan to eliminate candida. Candida has been blamed for almost every disease under the sun. It is really difficult to establish cause and correlation however, because the human body is incredibly complex and the human Microbiome is even more complex.
Anxiety, Ammonia & the NMDA receptor *Disclaimer: This article is my research in progress and is unfinished . It seems that using Resistant Starch and properly repopulating the gut with appropriate bacteria is the solution. Excess ammonia production caused by: A +/- CBS upregulation leads to 10-15x higher ammonia production. (some controversy around this however) SNS dominance leads a higher degree of protein turnover (for energy creation) and production of ammonia. Glutathione depletion leads to higher [...]
Determining Metabolic PNS & SNS Dominance using Myers-Briggs The following post is a synthesis of the following 3 posts: Metabolic Diet & Supplements - An Exploration Myers-Briggs: Personality Typology Archetypal Masculine & Feminine Forces Applying the Myers-Briggs personality system is a quick and easy way to determine your metabolic type, and thus create an ideal diet and supplement plan for yourself. Dr.Kelly literally stumbled across the metabolic type dieting paradigm by accident. However a full fledged [...]
My Nutrigenomic Analysis The following post chronicles and details my journey in largely curing myself of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Very recent advances in genetic testing and nutrigenomic analysis have been a tremendous asset and self learning tool. Genova DetoxiGenomic & MTHFR results: Genova ImmunoGenomic results: Selected 23andMe results (converted to Yasko using - Calico13's spreadsheet): Yasko Methylation results: My 23andMe Genetic Ancestral Lineage going back 500 years: Gluten Celiac Markers: HLA-DQA1 rs21787668 Analysis of Phase 1 [...]