Heart health

Caffeine consumption and genetics
September 29, 2017

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Updated March 20th, 2018 Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on… Read More

Best natto brand
September 26, 2017

Natto taste test: How does this super-funky superfood stack up?

Updated March 20th, 2018 It’s nattō time at Gene Food, folks. Why am I eating smelly fermented soybeans for breakfast, you might ask? OK, well maybe you aren’t asking that right… Read More

PQQ Supplements Experience
September 5, 2017

I took 10mg of PQQ: here’s what happened

PQQ Science Score:  Part of my job here at Gene Food is playing guinea pig with new supplements. As I’d yet to try the much heralded pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), I figured… Read More

Best Fish Oil Supplements
August 29, 2017

Most fish oil is garbage. Here’s what to do about it

The supplement world can be a tricky place to navigate. You want to do the right thing for your health, but who can you trust? The fact is that many… Read More

August 27, 2017

Vegan eggs: what’s good about ’em? What’s bad about ’em?

For people looking to switch to a plant-based diet, reducing the amount of animal protein we eat every day can be challenging. Even more difficult may be letting go of… 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

Berberine Supplement
July 27, 2017

Micro-dosing berberine: good idea? bad idea?

I’ve been “micro-dosing” berberine, usually around 150-200mg a day for a few days. The smaller dose (most supplements come in 500mg pills) came after I experienced side effects from higher… Read More

June 16, 2017

Citrus bergamot: the all natural statin?

We know that vitamin C and fiber rich citrus fruits are healthy, but how much efficacy do they really have when it comes to “big” health issues, such as heart… Read More

Nrf2 Pathway Activation Nutrition
June 10, 2017

Activating the Nrf2 pathway with nutrition: what you need to know

We’ve discussed oxidative stress and free radicals in various posts on the Gene Food blog, often focusing on specific enzymes produced by the body such as superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2),… Read More

March 20, 2017

Dealing with Lipoprotein(a): tests, supplements, strategy

Lipoprotein(a), also called Lp(a), has gotten a good deal of press lately as a metric to watch if you’re concerned with heart health. Elevated Lp(a) levels have been linked with… Read More

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