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Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans Get Enough Vitamin A? The Answer may be Genetic

ContentsExamples of micronutrient conversion pathwaysVitamin A: plant and animal sourcesRetinolCarotenoidsBCO1 Genes and Vitamin AVitamin A and retinol supplements warningBeta-carotene in food is healthyVitamin A and beta carotene supplements are not… Read More

VDR Gene Osteoporosis Bone Health
November 27, 2016

How Vitamin D Genes Influence Bone Health and Osteoporosis

ContentsVDR Genes: a SummaryVitamin D genes and bone healthrs2228570 (FokI) ‘C’ allele associated with greater calcium uptake and improved bone healthCaffeine and bone healthUnderstanding your coffee intakeDoes caffeine impact bone… Read More

Vitamin D Receptor Genes VDR
November 23, 2016

The Genetics of Vitamin D Metabolism

ContentsVitamin D MetabolismVitamin D supplements not what the body usesVDR Genes and Calcium UptakeVDR genesrs2228570 (FokI) rs1544410, rs7975232 and rs731236 (BsmI, ApaI and TaqI)Can we get adequate vitamin D from food?VDR Polymorphisms… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

ContentsEstrogen, the sex hormoneDietary sources of estrogenThe CYP1B1 gene explainedImplications for variations in the CYP1B1 geneEstrogen supplementationTake Home Message – Breast Cancer Link Not Established  Perhaps you just did some… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why your salad needs fat – but not just any fat

ContentsCarotenoid absorption and fatYes, but which fats?Benefits of Avocado and Olive OilA healthy and versatile salad dressing recipe Updated August 2nd, 2017  While researching the bioavailability of lycopene yesterday, I… Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

ContentsDoes lycopene support prostate health?Processed tomato products give us more lycopeneLycopene is best consumed with fatThe bottom line For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The… Read More

Probiotics that kill Candida
November 14, 2016

The SOD2 A16V Gene – Understanding Mutations, Health Risks, and Nutrition

ContentsSuperoxide dismutase cleanses the body at the cellular levelSOD2: a scientific overview, and antioxidant functionStudies linking SOD2 and oxidative stress to diseaseSOD2 and cognitive healthSOD2 and autoimmunitySOD2 and the prostateSOD2… Read More

November 11, 2016

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

ContentsMTHFR for 23andme usersStep #1 – login and select “browse raw data”Step #2 – search MTHFRStep #3 – find the right version of the MTHFR geneOther options Of all the… Read More

MCT oil side effects
July 21, 2016

My Experience With MCT Oil: Benefits vs. Side Effects

ContentsMCT Oil Side EffectsMCT Oil Can Raise “Bad Cholesterol”Hyper responders and MCT OilMCT Oil and Vitamin D Side EffectsMCT Oil and Upset StomachForum Accounts of MCT Oil Side EffectsOvercoming MCT… Read More

Apples Nutrition
July 20, 2016

Apples and Nutrition: the Fruit that Prevents Disease?

ContentsSugar in applesDoes the sugar in apples spike blood sugar?Antioxidants in applesThe Cornell Study – are the phytochemicals found in apples bioavailable?Apples, Flavonoids and Cancer PreventionNurses’ Health StudyHawaii StudyFinnish StudyApples… Read More

Obesogens Toxins Make You Fat
July 1, 2016

Obesogens: Can toxins make you fat?

The situation is desperate. Millions of people are afflicted with the same disorder – it’s an epidemic. We don’t even need to reiterate the statistics. It’s common knowledge that we… Read More

Added Sunflower Oil to Products
May 26, 2016

Why is there sunflower oil on my cherries?

I grew up in Michigan, a state well known for the auto industry, but also famous for its delicious cherries. Michigan goes to great lengths to preserve their dominance as… Read More

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