Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

nutrition alzheimer's disease
May 9, 2018

Can diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in APOE4 carriers?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with dementia being defined as “a series of conditions occurring when nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or no… Read More

Highway Traffic
May 2, 2018

Living close to a highway? Make sure to eat your broccoli

Here at Gene Food, we are a little obsessed with the NrF2 pathway, a genetic transcription factor responsible for “turning on” over 200 genes, many of which are related to… Read More

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
April 25, 2018

Infrared sauna: the one time when radiation is good for you?

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,… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 great ashwagandha benefits

Ashwagandha root 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… Read More

Vitamin C supplements high quality Vitamin C
March 28, 2018

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…. 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

Veganism after 65?
December 22, 2017

What’s in a bean? Lots of health benefits

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,… Read More

Supplements to Avoid a Hangover
November 7, 2017

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,… Read More

Tea Health Benefits White Tea Green Tea Which is Better
October 16, 2017

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… Read More

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

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… Read More

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