Lab Tests

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… 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

Candida albicans
September 19, 2017

Kick Candida! The best supplements, treatments and lab tests for fungal issues

Candida overgrowth or infection is the hallmark of an overstressed immune system. C. Orian Truss, M.D. My Mother’s hair dresser is convinced she has Candida. I was with a friend… 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

Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
July 7, 2017

Cystic fibrosis, nutrition and choline

We’re going to have a bit of  change of tack with topics and rather than talk about how polymorphisms can affect otherwise healthy people; I’ll instead talk about how polymorphisms… Read More

May 22, 2017

Don’t fear the fridge! Histamine intolerance is bigger than food

Histamine intolerance. A real condition with a very unfortunate name. No one is actually histamine intolerant, we all need histamine, it’s an essential neurotransmitter. (R) However, as with anything, too… Read More

steak and high protein diets
April 16, 2017

Can you handle a high protein diet? The answer may be genetic

Just like I think it’s fair to say that New York City is a “drinking town,” I think it’s also fair to say that America is a “protein country.” Men… 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

Warrior Gene Myths Debunked
January 25, 2017

The Warrior Gene: 5 common myths debunked

Much has been written about the so called “warrior gene” MAOA, also sometimes not as diplomatically referred to as the Psycho gene. We all carry this gene but certain mutations… Read More

MTHFR Mutations
January 21, 2017

The science of MTHFR mutations explained

If you’re interested in personalized genetic medicine you will have undoubtedly come across the protein methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). MTHFR is an enzyme which is encoded by the MTHFR gene and… Read More

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