Tons of genetics research has been done over the past decade. But no one is reading it or putting it into practice.

My goal is to explain current health, nutrition, and genomics research so that everyone can benefit from it.

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Mood and Brain:

  • Pinpointing Root Causes of Depression
    Depression can have multiple physiological causes. This article ties together 9 separate articles on depression to simply your genetic search.
  • Migraines: Genes, Root Causes, and Personalized Solutions
    Your genes play a role in your susceptibility to migraines. Find out what is going on when you have a migraine and solutions that fit your genes.
  • HPA Axis Dysfunction: Cortisol and Stress
    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.

Disease Prevention:

Metabolic Health

  • Fatty Liver: Genetic variants that increase the risk of NAFLD
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can be caused by a combination of genetic susceptibility, diet, and lifestyle factors. The good news is that fatty liver disease is reversible.
  • LDL Cholesterol Genes
    Your genes combine with your diet to influence your LDL cholesterol level. Learn more about why LDL cholesterol levels may matter in heart disease and find out how your genes are important here.
  • GLP-1: Appetite, Insulin, and Genetics
    GLP-1, a small peptide, tells your pancreas to release insulin after a meal and signals to your brain to stop eating. If you are someone who struggles with appetite, weight, or with diabetes, the GLP-1 hormone may be at the heart of your issues.

Methylation Cycle:

  • Migraines: Genes, Root Causes, and Personalized Solutions
    Your genes play a role in your susceptibility to migraines. Find out what is going on when you have a migraine and solutions that fit your genes.
  • MTHFR: How to check your data for C677T and A1298C
    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.
  • MTHFR – Beyond C677T and A1298C
    The MTHFR C677T and A1298C variants get a lot of press but they do not give the whole picture for the MTHFR gene. There are additional variants impacting the functionality of the enzyme. (Member’s article)

Detoxification:

  • Mercury: Genetic Variants that Impact Detoxification
    What are the physiological effects of mercury and how does the body eliminates it? Discover how genetic variants play a role in how quickly you excrete mercury.
  • Mold Genes: How Do Mycotoxins Affect You?
    Exposure to certain kinds of mold can cause chronic, negative health effects. Discover how genetic variants impact the ability to handle mycotoxins.
  • Arsenic detoxification and your genes
    Arsenic exposure occurs via well water, in certain foods, and through breathing. This article covers the pathways the body uses to get rid of arsenic, and it includes information on genetic variants that may impair the detoxification of arsenic.

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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.

Now a full-time endeavor, Genetic Lifehacks has reached over 2 million readers, equipping people to use their genetic data to optimize their health. 

Debbie Moon, Founder of Genetic Lifehacks