Lifestyle

Depression and Genetics
May 30, 2018

What causes depression? Is it genetic?

Depression is a multifactorial disease, meaning that there are many things that contribute to the condition. For a long time, scientists have suspected a genetic element to depression, but finding… Read More

Caffeine Withdrawal
May 23, 2018

My experience with caffeine withdrawal: the science behind the headaches

Caffeine gives me the jitters, which makes sense in light of my genetics. I am homozygous for the CYP1A2 gene, which means I metabolize caffeine more slowly than some of… Read More

Probiotics During Pregnancy
May 23, 2018

Probiotics during pregnancy: Benefits, safety, and best supplements

One of the most trending topics in pregnancy today is probiotics. We’ve all heard of them (and we’ve written about them here at Gene Food quite a bit), but can… Read More

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

Improve Focus Supplements Nutrition
May 15, 2018

Adderall Can Be Dangerous – Are Natural Alternatives Available?

As a full-time writer juggling multiple projects across international time zones, I’m all too aware of the importance of staying focused and alert while racing toward a deadline. Caffeine just… Read More

pycnogenol benefits
May 12, 2018

Pycnogenol: the ultimate anti-jet lag supplement?

It’s been a full week since I returned from my first trip to Europe, and I am completely refreshed. I’ve had three full nights of sleep in a row, some… Read More

nutrition alzheimer's disease
May 9, 2018

Can diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in APOE4 carriers?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with dementia being defined as “a series of conditions occurring when nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or no… 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

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