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Hair Health Genetics
April 9, 2018

Is Healthy Hair Genetic? Or Does it Boil Down to Diet?

If every day is a bad hair day, it might be time to look to your genes and consider nutritional strategies that can help your hair blossom. Several genetic disorders… Read More

Crohn’s disease genetics
March 26, 2018

What Causes Crohn’s Disease? Is IBD Determined by Genetics?

Crohn’s disease is complex, chronic disorder primarily affecting the digestive system and with no single known cause. What we do know, though, is that this disease occurs more often in… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
March 22, 2018

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented… Read More

Manage Migraines Nutrition
March 20, 2018

How Diet Plays a Role in Chronic Migraines (And What to do About it)

Like many people, I grew up with a parent who suffered from debilitating migraines. I learned early on the importance of keeping noise, lights, stress, and smells to a minimum… 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

DAO DAOO Differences Genetics
February 28, 2018

6 conditions you’d never guess are caused by allergies

So, you have allergies. You have a runny nose, and maybe itchy, watery eyes. That’s where it stops, right? For most people the answer is yes, but some experience strange… Read More

January 23, 2018

Why Glutamate in Food Can be a Problem and How to Avoid it

Most everyone has heard of the dreaded monosodium glutamate, or “MSG” for short (remember the word glutamate in that phrase). The stereotype is that MSG is an additive in many… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 2, 2018

What is CRISPR-Cas9? An introduction in genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in molecular biology (see this Nature special), and with recent advances is starting to gain attention in the mainstream media; see NYT, Guardian,… Read More

Best DNA Test
December 30, 2017

Finding the Best DNA Test: Should I Genotype or Sequence?

If you’ve arrived here you’re probably somewhat aware of the various consumer genotyping kits available for people wanting to check their ancestry and more recently (at least in an official… Read More

October 16, 2017

The blood type diet has been debunked, or has it?

Hope the headline didn’t get you too excited. Yes, the blood type diet is largely thin on evidence. Although, as I will discuss in this post, there are a few… Read More

DAO DAOO Differences Genetics
July 26, 2017

You say DAO, I say DAAO

This is just a quick post to elaborate on something that John and I came across when we were researching L-theanine; which seems to be causing a lot of confusion out… 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

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