Nutrigenetics - Page 5

Adenosine Morning Person
January 7, 2017

The Genetics of Being a “Morning Person”

Some people jump out of bed every morning ready to start the day. Some other names come to mind when they’re not around, but at least to their faces, we… Read More

Hops Adenosine Sleep Gene
January 1, 2017

Hops, your genetics, and the science of sleep

Updated November 8th, 2017 Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, a cousin of Cannabis. In fact, both plants are a part of the cannabaceae family of… Read More

Telomere Aging Theory
December 12, 2016

Can telomeres predict lifespan?

Is the telomere theory of aging valid? We will explore, but first some necessary background. Our body is made up of roughly 30 trillion cells which create a diverse range… Read More

Bulletproof Coffee High LDL Genetics
December 7, 2016

Is Bulletproof Coffee to Blame for Your High LDL?

Why do some people see an increase in lipid markers on the Bulletproof diet? Let’s dig in to find out more. In my previous post, I discussed fats, cholesterol, lipoproteins… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

Vegans Vitamin A Genetics
November 29, 2016

Can Vegans Get Enough Vitamin A? The Answer may be Genetic

While I am not a full on vegan, I do eat a largely plant based diet and respect the ethical and environmental reasons underlying the Vegan lifestyle. With the popularity… Read More

VDR Gene Osteoporosis Bone Health
November 27, 2016

How VDR Genes Influence Osteoporosis and Bone Health

In a previous post I discussed the potential for excess vitamin D to cause heart issues in people with certain vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms. This post focuses on… Read More

Vitamin D Receptor Genes VDR
November 23, 2016

Do Vitamin D Supplements Work? It Depends on Your Genetics

You’ve probably read a lot about vitamin D deficiency and its association with poor bone development and health. After reading this you might have started supplementing your diet with extra vitamin… Read More

CYP1B1 Gene Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
November 22, 2016

The CYP1B1 Gene, Estrogen Metabolism, and Cancer Risk

Perhaps you just did some genetic testing and noticed a “mutation” in your CYP1B1 gene. What does this mean? Does it increase your risk for breast cancer? How should changes… Read More

Probiotics that kill Candida
November 14, 2016

The SOD2 A16V Gene – Understanding Mutations, Health Risks, and Nutrition

Superoxide dismutase (SOD2) is an enzyme that rids the body of superoxide, a harmful free radical thought to cause oxidative stress. SOD2 processes “bad” superoxide into “better” hydrogen peroxide and… Read More

November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

Of all the genes in the world of nutrigenomics, MTHFR is probably the best known. And with a whole range of diseases being blamed on MTHFR “mutations,” people are anxious… Read More

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