Genetics

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

Vegetarians and B12
May 15, 2018

How to Handle Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Vegetarian Diet

Over the last year, I have transitioned to a diet that is primarily, but not exclusively, vegetarian. I even went Vegan for a week as an experiment. I still eat… 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

B12, B6, B9
May 3, 2018

B vitamin supplements and cancer risk: how to make smart decisions

You might have come across some articles discussing an association between B vitamins and an increased cancer risk. Given how fundamental B vitamins are to some of our major focus… 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 saute 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

Morning Sickness Genetic
April 11, 2018

Is my morning sickness worse because of genetics?

If you’ve ever had or known anyone who has experienced morning sickness in pregnancy, you’ll know that it’s more like “all day sickness” and can strike at the most inopportune… Read More

Hair Health Genetics
April 9, 2018

Is healthy hair genetic? Or does it boil down to diet?

If you’re one of the unfortunate few for whom every day is a bad hair day, it might be time to look to your genes and consider nutritional strategies that… Read More

Crohn’s disease genetics
March 26, 2018

The genetics of Crohn’s disease: what you need to know

Crohn’s disease is complex, chronic disorder primarily affecting the digestive system and with no single known cause. What we do know, though, is that this disease occurs more often in… Read More

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