Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

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

Candida albicans
September 19, 2017

Kick Candida! The best supplements, treatments and lab tests for fungal issues

Candida overgrowth or infection is the hallmark of an overstressed immune system. C. Orian Truss, M.D. My Mother’s hair dresser is convinced she has Candida. I was with a friend… Read More

PQQ Supplements Experience
September 5, 2017

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

PQQ Science Grade:  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… Read More

Curcumin Supplements
August 14, 2017

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… Read More

July 24, 2017

Are Curcumin’s health benefits proven by human studies?

Curcumin is the darling of the supplement world, but many of the studies touting its benefits are based on animal studies. While there is nothing wrong with citing animal studies,… Read More

B12, B6, B9
June 21, 2017

A big blog post on Acetyl-L-Carnitine: benefits and side effects

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is the acetylated form of the amino acid L-carnitine (LC), which means ALCAR is L-carnitine tagged with an acetyl molecule. Whilst both forms can be used as a… Read More

June 16, 2017

Citrus bergamot: the all natural statin?

We know that vitamin C and fiber rich citrus fruits are healthy, but how much efficacy do they really have when it comes to “big” health issues, such as heart… Read More

June 15, 2017

Lion’s mane, chaga and cordyceps, oh my!

I have a confession to make. I’ve been experimenting with mushrooms. That sounds bad, I know, but it’s not what you think. These mushrooms are perfectly legal and have been… Read More

Nrf2 Pathway Activation Nutrition
June 10, 2017

Activating the Nrf2 pathway with nutrition: what you need to know

We’ve discussed oxidative stress and free radicals in various posts on the Gene Food blog, often focusing on specific enzymes produced by the body such as superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2),… Read More

May 12, 2017

Welcome to Austin, now lay off the Sauerkraut

I moved to Austin not too long ago, and love it. However, Austin has an allergy problem. A really big allergy problem. In fact, if you’re new to Austin and… Read More

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