Genetics

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)

Updated February 26th, 2018 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… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
November 10, 2017

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

Note: for a thorough breakdown of the science behind TMAO metabolism and how genetic factors play a role, Aaron’s recent post TMAO and heart disease: what we know (and what… 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

October 16, 2017

The blood type diet has been debunked, or has it?

Top-level summary: Hope the headline didn’t get you too excited. Yes, the blood type diet has largely been debunked. Although, as I will discuss in this post, there are a few… Read More

COMT MTHFR
September 27, 2017

Are the COMT and MTHFR genes linked?

Two of the most talked about genes in relation to nutrigenomics and health are MTHFR and COMT. Indeed these two genes are frequently discussed together by individuals and healthcare professionals… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 genes linked to high homocysteine levels and what to do about them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

DAO DAOO Differences Genetics
July 26, 2017

You say DAO, I say DAAO

This is just a quick post to elaborate on something that John and I came across when we were researching L-theanine; which seems to be causing a lot of confusion out… Read More

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