Medicine

Apples Nutrition
June 25, 2018

Can polyphenols in fruit kill cancer cells?

Polyphenols are currently all the rage in some scientific circles, but what are they and why are folks so excited? In short, polyphenols are a group of more than 10,000… Read More

two fish oil capsules
June 7, 2018

Should you take fish oil after a brain injury?

I really hit my head hard the other day and it wasn’t fun. I was visiting with a friend over coffee on an outdoor patio with glass paned double doors… Read More

CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing
January 2, 2018

What is CRISPR-Cas9? An introduction in genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in molecular biology (see this Nature special), and with recent advances is starting to gain attention in the mainstream media; see NYT, Guardian,… 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

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
November 12, 2017

Do plant based diets help us live longer? Separating fact from fiction

Updated November 19th, 2017  A big part of the reason I became involved with Gene Food was to help people understand that nutrition advice isn’t one size fits all. What… 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

Dental Amalgam Fillings Genetics Mercury
December 12, 2016

Why I removed my dental amalgams

Should you have dental amalgams removed? Will doing so expose you to more mercury than if you were to leave the fillings in place? Are dental amalgams “safe,” as many… Read More

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