Nutrition

Collagen Supplements
May 31, 2018

Do collagen supplements work? Is bovine the best?

Whether or not collagen supplements “work” is one of the most contentious issues in medical aesthetics. Can collagen pills and powders really make a difference for skin and gut health,… Read More

Prevent Macular Degeneration Supplements Nutrition
May 30, 2018

Can macular degeneration be prevented with nutrition?

If you’re like me and you’re one of the millions of people who have had their DNA tested to find out more about their risks for certain diseases or where… 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

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

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

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 great ashwagandha benefits

Ashwagandha root is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical… Read More

Hair Health Genetics
April 9, 2018

Is healthy hair genetic? Or does it boil down to diet?

If you’re one of the unfortunate few for whom every day is a bad hair day, it might be time to look to your genes and consider nutritional strategies that… 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

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