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The Daily Lipid Podcast episode 20 is a recording of how Chris Masterjohn, PhD, beats Eczema with right probiotics and why soap maybe your worst enemy

Mastering Nutrition Episode 20 — How I Beat Eczema With the Right Probiotics, but Why Soap May Be Your Worst Enemy

In this episode, I tell the story of my own battle with eczema. I begin by describing my extraordinary recovery from extreme eczema using the right probiotic. I then describe how a more recent relapse led me to discover the incredible importance of mitigating soap exposure when gut-related approaches don’t seem to work. Listen on …

Mastering Nutrition episode 19 is a recording of the 07/12/16 Facebook Live event, "As Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition"

Mastering Nutrition Episode 19: You Asked Me Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition, Facebook Live, 07/12/16

This episode is a recording of the Facebook Live event, “Ask Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition” that originally aired on Tuesday, July 12, at 5:00 PM eastern time. You can watch it as a video, stream or download it as a podcast, or even read the transcript. Here is the video: …

Does Carnitine From Red Meat Contribute to Heart Disease Through Intestinal Bacterial Metabolism to TMAO?

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed, my take on the new Nature Medicine paper from Stanley Hazen’s group at the Cleveland Clinic arguing that red meat causes heart disease through conversion of carnitine to TMAO:   Does Carnitine From Red Meat Contribute to Heart Disease Through Intestinal Bacterial Metabolism to TMAO? Enjoy!  

The New Genetics — Interlude: A Lot of What We Don’t Know About Genetics Is Hiding in the Researcher’s Trash Can

by Chris Masterjohn The know-it-all? Or this curious little fellow? One of the most pervasive human traits is perhaps one of the greatest scourges of mankind — the inability to say “I don’t know.” There are some things we know quite well about genetics.  Many “molecular traits” are rooted in single genes that are passed …

The New Genetics — Part V: Is the Intestinal Microbiome Part of Our Genome?

Part V of The New Genetics Has the human genome project really been completed?  One could argue that in fact it will not be completed until its sequel, the Human Microbiome Project, is completed.  One set of authors referred to it as “another phase of the ‘human’ genome sequencing project.” The available evidence suggests that …