Let me introduce myself.  My name is Debbie Moon, and I am passionately reading and researching the connections between genes, diet, and health!

I am not a medical doctor in any way, so please don’t take anything on this blog as medical advice.  My degree is in engineering, and I have been a web programmer for years along with homeschooling my two sons.  I’ve always been passionate about education and love to dig in a learn about a topic.  Last summer, I decided it was time to dig into some minor health issues, and in September, I got my genes tested through 23andMe.

Looking into my genetic data from 23andMe ignited a real excitement for diving into the topic of genetics and health.  Finally everything was clicking into place!  Using the genetic data as a starting point, I finally figured out how food and supplements could really work for a person — and why what works for one person doesn’t work for another!  There really is no one size fits all when it comes to health and diet.  I had never realized that there were four types of B12, and that only two of those types were what my body needed.  Boy when I hit on the right type, I could actually feel a big difference from a vitamin – something that had never happened before.

I started this blog to share what I’m learning with others who are heading down this same path.  It seems like there are a few sites our there that are pulling together some of this information.  I wanted to do it in a way that is free and accessible to everyone.  And yes, most of what is here so far was chosen because it is interesting to me or someone that I’m close to :-)

Most of what I blog about it backed up with peer reviewed studies and everything has references.  I don’t know everything!  So please don’t take my words as absolute truth – read the references and understand what it means for you.  (And shoot me an email if I get something wrong!)

One final note of encouragement…  The $99 for 23andMe is now ‘priceless’ after finding out that a family member has the genes for hemochromatosis.  Knowing this now, when all the damage can be prevented, will add so many healthy years to his life!

Keep digging and trying to figure out what is going on in your body!  And yes, talk to your doctor about it.

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  • Debbie,

    I like your site and your content. I know that I have something that will really get you excited. I’ve been working with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, founder of Bastyr University, the Harvard of science-based natural medicine. We’ve been developing an on-line health portal (13 years of development). This solution has been in beta and will be released to consumers and doctors soon. We have over 1,000 people using it right now.

    We’ve linked 23andme DNA into the solution to provide real individualized health solutions for people. It is perfect for your audience and I could show you a webinar to share with you what we’ve done and where we are going with it. I already have leading health visionaries very excited about our program. The solution is called IQYOU and our website is http://www.iqyouhealth.com. We haven’t started to advertise it yet, but people are already hearing about it through word-of-mouth. I have a number of magazines who will be covering our introduction within the next 60 days.

    Dr. Pizzorno has numerous articles published, he is the author of The Textbook of Natural Medicine (2 million copies sold and it’s a reference for the majority of naturopaths across the world). His lectures and discoveries over the last 2 years are about toxins and their underlying causes of a number of chronic conditions. He has a new book coming out in early 2017 that will change the way that people thing about health.

    Send me an email and lets schedule a call.

  • Debbie,

    did you had a chance to check out our nutrigenetics analysis system at dnalifestylecoach.com ? I’d love to share free access to the system to get your opinion. Email me at alex [at] titanovo.com


  • Hi Debbie,

    You wrote an excellent article (“What to do with your 23andMe raw data”) about how consumers can reuse their raw DNA data. My company, Gene Heritage, uses raw DNA data to compile reports about family genes and their ancient origin. We’re trying to get the word out and I was wondering if it ‘s possible to add Gene Heritage to the list of service providers in your article (or wherever else on Genetic Lifehacks you think is appropriate). Gene Heritage’s website is:


    Your article:


    Thank you!

    Joseph Silver
    Gene Heritage

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