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Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

Are infrared saunas the secret to good health or just a passing fad?

Here at Gene Food, we’ve talked a lot about genetic pathways and supplements that help our bodies detoxify. For example, John has written long posts about superoxide dismutase and glutathione, both antioxidants our bodies make and use to clear toxins, but supplements aren’t the only way to detox. In fact, ancient practices such as sauna… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits

The power of adaptogens: 7 health benefits of ashwagandha root

Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical name for ashwagandha is Withania somnifera, and the herb is a member of the nightshade family of plants. It is sometimes known as Indian ginseng, and… Read More

Vitamin C supplements high quality Vitamin C

Not all Vitamin C is created equal

Vitamin C is a “scavenger antioxidant,” meaning its job is to mop up free radicals circulating in the body. (R) This, in turn, helps to protect cells against oxidative damage. We list Vitamin C several times in our guide to nutrigenomics, and I even use a Vitamin C shower filter to take the chlorine out… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency

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 with a vegan diet for a week and wrote a blog detailing favorable results. Many people will find benefit from going vegan for the short… Read More

Bean Health Benefits

What’s in a bean? Lots of health benefits

Updated January 5th, 2018 You’ve heard the rhyme “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” which is true — but that’s not even the half of it. Beans are part of the legumes family, which includes peas and lentils. They’re cheap, you can use them a lot of different ways, and they’re an excellent source… Read More

Supplements to Avoid a Hangover

The supplements I take to avoid a hangover and why I take each one

Note: there isn’t a supplement regimen out there that is going to protect you from a hangover if you abuse alcohol. I have certainly done my fair share of partying, so no judgment, but going 7,8,9 plus rounds deep is going to give you a hangover, almost without exception. This post is designed for people… Read More

Tea Health Benefits White Tea Green Tea Which is Better

Is green tea king? 7 proven health benefits of tea

Updated January 5th, 2018 If you’re a big tea drinker, you most likely have a “go-to” tea. Maybe you drink green tea daily, or perhaps you’re getting into white tea because you’ve heard its antioxidant levels are off the charts. If you’re strolling down the tea and coffee aisle of your grocery store, you probably… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Updated March 20th, 2018 Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical mugs) of coffee a day. I tell myself that I need to be better about switching to green tea in the… Read More

PQQ Supplements Experience

I took 10mg of PQQ: here’s what happened

PQQ Science Score:  Part of my job here at Gene Food is playing guinea pig with new supplements. As I’d yet to try the much heralded pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), I figured it was past time to give this ostensible mitochondria booster a go. Because PQQ is a potent supplement, it is offered in low doses, hence… Read More

Curcumin Supplements

Curcumin supplements: how to choose a bioavailable formula

If you’re interested in health and nutrition, you’ve probably heard a good bit about Curcumin as of late, and for good reason. Curcumin is a supplement that has shown some promise in human trials, but as with many nutraceuticals, bioavailability (how much curcumin we can get into our blood stream) has been an issue. Curcumin… Read More

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