Epigenetics

Fasting mimicking soup packet
October 6, 2018

ProLon – the easy, evidence-based way to do a 5-day fast

Designed to take the headache out of fasting (not literally, you may still have a headache for the first day or two), ProLon was invented by Valter Longo, an esteemed… Read More

Genetic testing
August 30, 2018

The ethics of genetic testing for children

Note: this is an opinion piece. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gene Food editorial staff.  Genetic testing… Read More

August 14, 2018

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

Folate (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient required for DNA replication, amino acid synthesis, and a range of enzymatic processes in the body. As such, it’s no surprise that we… Read More

July 31, 2018

I ate an Impossible Burger – wish I hadn’t

Update: the latest version of the Impossible Burger is now made gluten free without wheat, which is a welcome change. Thanks to our readers for bringing this to my attention…. Read More

Toxins in tap water
June 28, 2018

The toxins in your tap water

For all the years I lived in NYC, one of the most common refrains you hear is “the tap water in New York is the best.” I heard it repeated… Read More

berkey water filter
June 12, 2018

How to buy the best water filter (yes, you need one)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1 in 12 Americans is exposed to potentially harmful microbes, pesticides, lead, or radioactive radon with every drink of tap water… Read More

June 7, 2018

9 Natural Anxiety Remedies That Work

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue experienced by people in North America, with almost 1 in 5 American adults affected each year (R). That’s around 40 million people,… Read More

Hypothyroidism and Nutrition
May 15, 2018

Hypothyroidism and nutrition: Managing autoimmune thyroid disease through diet

Is it possible to “fix” hypothyroidism by diet alone? The short answer is no — there’s no dietary factor that can cure every case of hypothyroidism. There are, however, specific… Read More

Supplements for Runners
May 8, 2018

Scientifically proven supplements for runners: the short list

Supplements that improve exercise performance are also known as ergogenic aids. They are meant to “prepare the body for exercise, reduce the chance of injury during training, and enhance recovery from… 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

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