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 undergraduate 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. Currently, I’m pursuing a masters degree in biological sciences.
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 which food and supplements work for me — and why general nutrition advice really doesn’t work for everyone! I had never realized that there were four types of vitamin B12, and that only two of those types are 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 out 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 the topics on the blog are chosen because it is interesting either to me or a close friend :-)
My blog posts are backed up with peer reviewed studies with links to all the references. Please take the time to read the references and understand what it means for you. (And shoot me an email when/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!
Disclaimer: Not a doctor! Anything you read here is for informational purposes only. Go talk to your own doctor if you need recommendations or help with anything.