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DNA Methylation

heavy metals and methylation
January 30, 2020

How the 5 Big Heavy Metals Affect DNA Methylation

As discussed in previous blogs, there are many factors that can influence DNA methylation.  We may be exposed to heavy metals through food, air, and water contamination. Shockingly, rice often… Read More

What is methylation
January 25, 2020

What is DNA Methylation?

DNA methylation is an essential process controlling how your genetic information is used by the cells in your body. This complex biochemical process literally turns on and off genes, and… Read More

DNA Methylation and nutrients needed
January 24, 2020

The Key Nutrients Needed for DNA Methylation and Why It Matters

In this article, we look at key nutrients for DNA methylation, including those we need for the synthesis of essential enzymes involved in the methylation process. Let’s start with the… Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… Read More

August 14, 2018

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

If you’re trying to get pregnant, a good folate intake is essential. Why? Because we need more folate during times of rapid growth and development, such as in pregnancy. If… Read More

B12, B6, B9
May 3, 2018

B Vitamin Supplements and Cancer risk: How to Make Smart Decisions

You might have come across some articles discussing an association between B vitamins and an increased cancer risk. Given how fundamental B vitamins are to some of our major focus… Read More

Genetic testing
March 8, 2018

5 Common Genetic Variations that Affect Nutrient Absorption in the Digestive System

New studies are teaching us that no two people absorb the nutrients in food in exactly the same way. Let’s take a look at five (5) common genetic variations that… Read More

COMT MTHFR
September 27, 2017

Are the COMT and MTHFR genes linked?

Two of the most talked about genes in relation to nutrigenomics and health are MTHFR and COMT. Indeed these two genes are frequently discussed together. Partly this is because of… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 Genes Linked to High Homocysteine Levels and What to do About Them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

MTHFR Mutations
January 21, 2017

The Science of MTHFR “Mutations” Explained

For a new podcast episode on this subject, take a look at our recent discussion on The Latest Science on MTHFR. If you’re interested in personalized genetic medicine you will… Read More

B Vitamins Role Genetics
January 14, 2017

B vitamins: What They Do and Which Foods Have the Most of Each

B vitamins are a class of water (as opposed to fat) soluble vitamins which play an important role in many cellular processes. When present in supplements individually, B vitamins are… Read More

November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

Of all the genes in the world of nutrigenomics, MTHFR is probably the best known. And with a whole range of diseases being blamed on MTHFR “mutations,” people are anxious… Read More

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