Lab Tests

steak and high protein diets
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

UTI treatment
March 30, 2018

Can urinary tract infections be cured with diet and supplements?

Although I have been lucky never to have had one, urinary tract infections (“UTIs”) are a common and recurring problem for millions of Americans, especially women, with complaints of UTI… 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

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

December 7, 2017

Psychobiotics: can probiotics make our brains work better?

Nootropics (supplements that increase cognitive ability) are all the rage these days. I’ve already written on this blog about my experiences with the popular nootropic theanine, however, I’ve read studies… Read More

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