Epigenetics - Page 2

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

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

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

April 27, 2018

You’re crazy to cook with Teflon. Here’s what to buy instead

I was in Target the other day looking for a new sauté pan. As I evaluated options, I realized I knew I wanted to avoid non-stick Teflon products, but I… Read More

flip phone benefits
April 19, 2018

Should you make the switch to a flip phone?

We are getting into the health coaching business at Gene Food in the next few months, so I am becoming a certified health coach in order to design the program…. Read More

Vegans and the Paleo Diet
March 19, 2018

What vegans don’t understand about the paleo diet

Most Vegans don’t see a good reason why anyone would ever go Paleo, under any circumstances. After all, as documentaries like What the Health claim, the science is squarely on… Read More

non toxic mattress organic mattress
February 6, 2018

The Hippie’s Guide to Buying a Mattress (Non-toxic, Organic, Natural)

This is a “scratch my own itch” post to the extreme. After realizing that that “new mattress smell” is really just petroleum laden memory foam off-gassing bad stuff into my… Read More

Exercise Microbiome Gut Health
November 29, 2017

Exercise and the microbiome: can you outrun your gut issues?

It is very en vogue right now to dump on running as an outdated mode of exercise that strains your heart and ruins your joints, and there is some evidence… Read More

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

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