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September 24, 2019

Chlorinated water and pregnancy – how it affects fetal development and why genes matter

If you’re interested in making your water safer for you and your family, you probably saw this study which found unsafe levels of many carcinogens in United States drinking water…. Read More

August 22, 2019

The Vegan Omega-3 Problem (and how to solve it)

Vegan and vegetarian diets are growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Even those of us who are not full on vegetarian can agree eating less meat is… Read More

Genetic testing
August 3, 2019

5 trusted sites that process raw 23andme and Ancestry data

Since 2017, the market for consumer genomics products has been exploding. With an estimated 20 million people having now ordered genetic testing kits, it’s only natural many of us are… Read More

February 27, 2019

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Mental Illness? What Role Do Genetics Play?

Cannabis is one of the hottest health topics around right now. It’s been linked with a vast number of positive health effects such as increased appetite in cancer patients and… Read More

why I don't eat canola oil
November 26, 2018

Why I don’t eat vegetable oil

This is a post about why I don’t eat vegetable oil, not as much a post about why vegetable oil is bad for people in general (although it is), so… Read More

ghee vs. butter
November 13, 2018

Can a Ketogenic Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? What about ApoE4?

We received a question recently from a gentleman who purchased a custom nutrition plan and wondered about the results. His diet type was assigned as Villager, which due to issues… Read More

October 23, 2018

Sterol sensitivity: a genetic explanation for success on the Carnivore diet?

I’ve already written about why I think the carnivore diet is unhealthy, but some, at least for a time, seem to thrive on it. Why? The carnivore diet has gotten… 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

Mold genes
June 14, 2018

The Mold Genes: What You Need to Know

The fuzzy weblike structures formed by molds are a common sight, which is not surprising given that the number of identified mold species number in the thousands, with likely millions… Read More

Depression and Genetics
May 30, 2018

What causes depression? Is it genetic?

Depression is a multifactorial disease, meaning that there are many things that contribute to the condition. For a long time, scientists have suspected a genetic element to depression, but finding… Read More

Prevent Macular Degeneration Supplements Nutrition
May 30, 2018

Macular Degeneration: Can Supplements Help Protect Your Vision?

If you’re like me and you’re one of the millions of people who have had their DNA tested to find out more about their risks for certain diseases or where… Read More

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