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Hypothyroidism and Nutrition
May 15, 2018

Hypothyroidism and nutrition: Managing autoimmune thyroid disease through diet

Is it possible to “fix” hypothyroidism by diet alone? The short answer is no — there’s no dietary factor that can cure every case of hypothyroidism. There are, however, specific… Read More

nutrition alzheimer's disease
May 9, 2018

What is the Best Diet for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you’re looking for the best diet to prevent Alzheimer’s, you should be aware that a variant in the ApoE gene, called ApoE ε4, increases the risk for developing Alzheimer’s… 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

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

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