Lab Tests

Keto diet and Alzheimer's
November 13, 2018

Can a ketogenic diet prevent Alzheimer’s? What about APOE4?

We received a question recently from a gentleman who purchased a custom nutrition plan and wondered about the results. His diet type was Villager, which due to issues with fat… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Why heart attack risk goes well beyond LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… Read More

Carnivore diet health risks
November 5, 2018

Meat eaters: know your numbers for these 4 lab tests

Does eating meat cause cancer and heart disease? No. Except for rare cases, eating half a chicken breast a day on your salad isn’t going to give you a heart… Read More

October 31, 2018

Why is my LDL-C high and what can I do to lower it?

Perhaps some of you saw this recent study which looked at the impact of a high fat, low carbohydrate (HFLC) diet on LDL-C levels in healthy adults. Overall, the HFLC… Read More

Carnivore diet health risks
September 17, 2018

Why the carnivore diet is unhealthy and what to try instead

When it comes to food, no two people are alike. What works for one may not work well for the next person. For example, we’ve written previously about how certain… Read More

Genetic testing for kids
August 30, 2018

The ethics of genetic testing for children

Note: this is an opinion piece. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gene Food editorial staff.  Genetic testing… Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… 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

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

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

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