Antioxidants

Discussion of the role antioxidants play in nutrigenomics.

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 it is tagged with an acetyl molecule. Whilst both forms can be used as a supplement… 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

Dental Amalgam Fillings Genetics Mercury
December 12, 2016

Why I removed my dental amalgams

Should you have dental amalgams removed? Will doing so expose you to more mercury than if you were to leave the fillings in place? Are dental amalgams “safe,” as many… Read More

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans get enough Vitamin A? The answer may be genetic

Ok, like everyone else, I have watched the What the Health documentary on Netflix, as well as a bunch of other Vegan propaganda documentaries lately, and have plant based eating… Read More

Vegan studies
November 18, 2016

Why your salad needs fat – but not just any fat

Updated August 2nd, 2017  While researching the bioavailability of lycopene yesterday, I came across a series of interesting studies. Lycopene is a well known type of carotenoid, as is beta-carotene…. Read More

Lycopene Tomato Paste
November 16, 2016

The bioavailability of Lycopene: tomato paste trumps vine ripened

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases as we age. The CDC estimates that 6 out of every 100 men who are 60 years old today will get prostate… Read More

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