Get Smarter and Be Healthier by Understanding Your Genes

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Supplements & Genes

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Detoxification & Medications
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS): Genetics, Causes, and Solutions
    Struggling with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)? Learn about the connection between genetics, detoxification enzymes, and the olfactory system. Discover how targeting specific genetic variants can help alleviate symptoms.
  • Phthalates: Genes, Detoxification, and Diet
    Phthalates are a type of chemical used as plasticizers to make plastics more pliable. There has been a lot of research on the endocrine-disrupting effects of phthalates. Your genetic variants may impact whether phthalates are a problem for you.
  • Naltrexone: LDN & Genetics
    The use of low dose naltrexone (LDN) can be an effective treatment for some autoimmune diseases, pain syndromes, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Learn how this opioid antagonist works on the immune system and how your genetics can play a part in its efficacy.

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Inflammation and Immune Response:

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Disease Prevention: Genetic Guides

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Hormones & Your Genes
  • CYP17A1: Steroid Hormone Production and Metabolism
    CYP17A1 is important in the production of steroid hormones including testosterone and estrogen. SNPs in CYP17A1 impact hormone levels.
  • Maca Root: Research-backed Benefits and How It Works
    Explore the benefits of Maca root, a cruciferous vegetable with adaptogenic properties, known for balancing hormone levels and aiding menopausal symptoms. Learn about its potential side effects, gene interactions, and the science behind its unique bioactive compounds.
  • HPA Axis Dysfunction: Understanding Cortisol and Genetic Interactions
    Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in times of stress, and it also plays many roles in your normal bodily functions. It is a multi-purpose hormone that needs to be in the right amount (not too high, not too low) and at the right time. Your genes play a big role in how likely you are to have problems with cortisol.

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Vitamins and Foods: Nutrigenomics

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Mood and Brain Genes

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Longevity and Health Aging

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Fertility & Pregnancy

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Metabolic Health Genes

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Autoimmune Disease Genes

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Heart Health: Genetic Guides

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Traits: Genetic Guides

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Methylation Cycle Genes
  • Folate Optimization: MTHFR and Fertility
    MTHFR variants affect the conversion of folate into the active form. Learn how this can affect you if you are trying to get pregnant.
  • Creatine: Boosting Muscles and Increasing Brain Power
    Creatine is an amino acid used in muscle tissue and the brain for energy in times of stress. Genes play a role in creatine synthesis. Find out what the research shows about creatine supplements for muscle mass and cognitive function.
  • MTHFR Mutation: What is it? How to check your raw data.
    The MTHFR gene is important for how your body utilizes folate (vitamin B9) for creating neurotransmitters, detoxifying toxicants, and maintaining a healthy heart. Check your 23andMe or AncestryDNA data for the MTHFR C677T and A1298C variants.

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My Story…

Hi! I’m Debbie Moon. Welcome to Genetic Lifehacks.

When I first had my genetic data sequenced, I was both amazed at the research available in academic journals and frustrated by the difficult language and disconnected topics.

Genetic Lifehacks began as a way to share what I was learning about genetics with my family and friends.

My goal has always been to freely share information so that everyone can benefit.

As the website grew in popularity, I decided that I needed to know more… both more about genetics and more about how the pieces of the biological systems fit together. Since my undergraduate degree was in engineering, I went back to school and received my Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 2019.

Now a full-time endeavor, Genetic Lifehacks has reached over 2.5 million readers, equipping people to use their genetic data to optimize their health. 

Debbie Moon, Founder of Genetic Lifehacks