Genetics

Manage Migraines Nutrition
March 20, 2018

How to manage your migraines with nutrition

Like many kids, I grew up with a parent who suffered from debilitating migraines. I learned early on the importance of keeping noise, lights, stress, and smells to a minimum… Read More

Genetic testing for kids
March 8, 2018

5 common genetic variations that affect nutrient absorption

Nutrigenetics is the branch of nutrigenomics focusing on how genetic variations affect nutrient absorption, use, and metabolism. Nutrigenetics research typically focuses on a type of genetic variation known as a… Read More

DAO DAOO Differences Genetics
February 28, 2018

6 conditions you’d never guess are caused by allergies

So, you have allergies. You have a runny nose, and maybe itchy, watery eyes. That’s where it stops, right? For most people the answer is yes, but some experience strange… Read More

January 23, 2018

The MSG in your supplements

Most everyone has heard of the dreaded monosodium glutamate, or “MSG” for short (remember the word glutamate in that phrase). The stereotype is that MSG is an additive in many… Read More

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 2, 2018

What is CRISPR-Cas9? An introduction in genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in molecular biology (see this Nature special), and with recent advances is starting to gain attention in the mainstream media; see NYT, Guardian,… Read More

Best DNA Test
December 30, 2017

Finding the best DNA test: should I genotype or sequence?

If you’ve arrived here you’re probably somewhat aware of the various consumer genotyping kits available for people wanting to check their ancestry and more recently (at least in an official… Read More

prostatitis cure
December 21, 2017

Yes, you can cure prostatitis – proven strategies for maintaining prostate health

This post is part of multi-part series shedding light on the latest treatments for common chronic conditions faced by an increasing number of Americans. Prostate. Just mentioning the word will… Read More

December 12, 2017

TMAO and heart disease: what we know (and what we don’t)

In a previous post (and several others) John covered the ongoing debate about dietary cholesterol, with a particular focus on eggs. As part of that post he introduces the molecule… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
November 10, 2017

Should you eat eggs everyday? No, and cholesterol isn’t the whole story

I just finished a delicious breakfast of three scrambled pastured eggs cooked in ghee, half an avocado, and some roasted brussell sprouts. Yum. Prior to breakfast, I went for a… Read More

October 24, 2017

My experience with L-Tyrosine: dosage, benefits, and perks

In this post, my first on the Gene Food blog, I get into why I felt so good when I took the amino acid, L-tyrosine. I knew from digging into… Read More

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