• What is Your Nasal Microbiome and Why It’s Just As Important As Your Gut Microbiome

      If you’d rather watch a video on the nasal microbiome click here.   What is the Nasal Microbiome and Why Does it Matter?   First things first, if you’re not familiar with the term microbiome it’s a term used to describe the community of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that populate your body.   Most likely you’ve heard the term in relation to the gut microbiome.   After the Human Genome Project ended with the conclusion that we are all basically the same, genetically, researchers and health professionals were left with some questions. Among which is how do we all look, act, and feel so different if we are all…

  • What is Biohacking and Why Every Woman Probably Already Does it

    I’m sure you’ve tried a supplement or diet or new habit to see what would happen. Maybe you had hormonal acne and Pinterest said to take high dose B5 (which I do NOT recommend) or someone told you to try high intensity interval training to lose the baby weight or freshman 15 and you gave it a shot. Maybe what you tried didn’t work for you, so you tried something else. Maybe you made some adjustments to make it fit you and your personal biochemistry. Then, guess what! You’re a biohacker and you didn’t even know it. In fact, women are among the first biohackers ever. Heard the term “old…

  • Easy-to-Follow Guide to Getting Lab Tests for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

    Update: As it turns out, VIP and VEGF should be measured at Quest, not Labcorp, and all samples should be plasma (not serum) for all tests for maximum accuracy. This week I have spent so much (too much) time trying to get all of the baseline lab testing done for CIRS diagnosis. I’ve encountered some complications, and I want to help guide those who will follow behind me so that they may have an easier journey. I will first list the Labcorp tests {with annotations}: VEGF- this was easy to find the code and pretty straight-forward in general Adiponectin- Same Leptin- Same ADH/Osmolality- My first misstep was only having my NP order ADH. Without…

  • What is a Biohacker and Why Every One Should Be One

     Perhaps you’ve heard the term biohacker or maybe you’ve seen people putting butter in their coffee. Maybe this is your first encounter with the concept of biohacking… whatever the case may be,  I invite you to set aside an preconceptions about all the butter coffee drinking weirdos of the world and take a peak into what the movement means to me. First things first, let’s define the term. Biohacking is the practice and study of “hacking” your biochemistry. It’s a science and an art that requires persistence, an open mind, and some creativity with the goal to perform at your peak mental and physical health. It’s about discovering your bio-individuality and using that information…

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