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Supplements to Avoid a Hangover
November 7, 2017

The supplements I take to avoid a hangover and why I take each one

Note: there isn’t a supplement regimen out there that is going to protect you from a hangover if you abuse alcohol. I have certainly done my fair share of partying,… Read More

Tea Health Benefits White Tea Green Tea Which is Better
October 16, 2017

7 Proven Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

If you’re a big tea drinker, you most likely have a “go-to” tea. Maybe you drink green tea daily, or perhaps you’re getting into white tea because you’ve heard its… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine Benefits vs. Side Effects: Should You Drink Less Caffeine?

Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical… Read More

Best natto brand
September 26, 2017

Nattō taste test: How does this super-funky superfood stack up?

It’s nattō time at Gene Food, folks. After all, nattō is a staple for our Okinawan dieters, so we have to practice what we preach. “It looks like glue with… Read More

August 27, 2017

Vegan eggs: what’s good about ’em? What’s bad about ’em?

For people looking to switch to a plant-based diet, reducing the amount of animal protein we eat every day can be challenging. Even more difficult may be letting go of… Read More

Plant based diet
July 19, 2017

10 Things I Learned Going Vegan for a Week

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. In fact, I can see your eyes rolling from here. Here we go again with another “going vegan changed my life” post. Just what… Read More

July 13, 2017

Do pollen allergies cause anxiety?

Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. The NY Times ran a story about a year ago titled “Prozac nation is now the United States of Xanax.” Why is everyone anxious? If… Read More

Nrf2 Pathway Activation Nutrition
June 10, 2017

Activating the Nrf2 pathway with nutrition: what you need to know

We’ve discussed oxidative stress and free radicals in various posts on the Gene Food blog, often focusing on specific enzymes produced by the body such as superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2),… Read More

Dental Amalgam Fillings Genetics Mercury
December 12, 2016

Why I removed my dental amalgams

Should you have dental amalgams removed? Will doing so expose you to more mercury than if you were to leave the fillings in place? Are dental amalgams “safe,” as many… Read More

What is methylation
December 12, 2016

Telomeres 101: What They are and Why They are Important

Does the length of your telomeres determine the length of your life? We will explore, but first some necessary background. Our body is made up of roughly 30 trillion cells… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

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