September 17, 2019 – Updated:
- Added section on melatonin, which Rhonda has discussed as useful for those 50+, whose natural production has decreased, and for those with trouble sleeping. With specific reference to the MIT study she cites on dose quantity.
September 4, 2019 – Updated:
- Added note to nicotinamide riboside section regarding discontinuation of Thorne’s Niacel, noting that the core ingredient Thorne used was Chromadex’s, and that can still be purchased via Chromadex’s own brand product; Niagen.
March 6, 2019 – Updated:
- Added note on broccoli sprout seeds, based on discussion in the comments. Noting that some broccoli seed retailers are selling “Rapini/Raab/Rabe” seeds, under the guise of broccoli seeds. When for our purposes, they are of a different brassica family – despite looking visually similar to broccoli. This is important because we do not know if Rapini contain sulforaphane.
January 28, 2019 – Updated:
- Updated probiotics section with information regarding the VSL #3 vs Visbiome lawsuit. The relevant part is that VSL #3 (which Rhonda used to take), changed formulas in 2016, and the current formula is materially different to the version that was the subject of 25+ studies showing efficacy. This means that a) people should be cautious if using VSL#3 as a substitute for Visbiome (which uses the original formula), and b) the previous VSL#3 studies would need to be re-done.
- Various miscellaneous tweaks, including updating images and re-phrasing certain sections.
January 8, 2019 – Updated:
- Added content to curcumin section on double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial showing antidepressive effects in patients with major depression.
November 25, 2018 – Updated:
- Added section to fish oils regarding APOE4, alzheimers & omega-3 phospholipids.
- Updated sulforaphane section based on August 2018 CrowdCast – Rhonda now harvests broccoli sprouts every 3 days, whilst they are still young, and opts to store them in the fridge rather than freeze them. She also no longer follows or recommends the heating/steeping process to increase bioavailability.
- Updated section on Lion’s Mane regarding heavy metals
August 17, 2018 – Updated:
- Rhonda’s K2 supplement choice from NOW Vitamin’s K2-MK7 to Thorne Research’s – K2/D3 liquid drops. Hat tip to Jim, who provided this info in the comments.
- It seems that around 9 months ago, since Rhonda explained the details of her supplement choices on Tim Ferriss’ May 2017 podcast, she has switched her brand choice of K2 over to Thorne’s liquid form K2 MK4. However she has kept using the same dosage (100mcg), which with Thorne is 1 drop. The source for this can be found on her site here. The switch to Thorne could be spurred by some of Dr Jed Fahey’s sulforaphane research. He found when testing brands that Thorne contained what they said, whereas many other brands he tested did not.
August 16, 2018 & Prior
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