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.