I’ve taken a deep dive into the research on how genetic variants can impact your life and how you can get around the problem spots – thus Genetic ‘Lifehacks’.  I’m freely sharing what I’ve learned to help you understand the link between your genes, nutrients, health, and longevity.

My background is in engineering and education, and I’m currently working on a master’s in biological sciences. I look at the evidence-based science, make connections, and then present logical applications for lifestyle and diet option —  based on genetics.

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Recent Articles:

Turning up the internal heat for weight loss- UCP1 genetic variants - The dream for overweight people: just turn up the internal heat and naturally burn off the extra fat. It turns out that genetically some people do have more active ‘internal heat’ and they actually are burning Read more…
Psoriasis Genes - Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes dry, sometimes itchy patches of skin. It is caused by the immune system attacking your skin cells, speeding up the turnover of the cells. Everyone’s skin cells are Read more…
Bouncing back after a sleepless night – It’s genetic. - Adenosine is a molecule produced by the body that has a number of functions. You may know it best as part of the cellular energy molecule ATP – adenosine triphosphate, but it also plays a role Read more…
Are you exhausted by shift work? It could be genetic. - Shift work and ‘social jetlag’ are linked to an increased risk for several chronic diseases. Shift work is usually defined in studies as working a late or early shift more than two times per week, Read more…
How your genes influence testosterone levels. - While bodybuilding and athletes may come to mind with the word testosterone, it is actually an important hormone for both men and women. In men, low serum testosterone levels are linked to an increased risk Read more…
BPA: How Your Genes Influence BPA Detoxification - BPA, a chemical found in some plastics, has been linked to a variety of effects on people including obesity, insulin resistance, and epigenetic effects on the fetus.  It is everywhere in our food supply. In Read more…
Early to bed, early to rise – helps with weight loss and diabetes - This one simple change can help you lose weight and prevents diabetes! Ok, enough with the smarmy copywriting hooks… I’m going to depart from my usual format of talking about a specific genetic variant and Read more…
Thyroid Hormone Levels and Your Genes - The thyroid is a master regulator of many of your body’s systems. It is integrally involved in metabolism and helps maintain body temperature, heart rate, breathing, and body weight. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland Read more…
Insomnia: A combo of genetics and environment? - Everyone at some point knows the pain of a sleepless night. For some, though, this is an all too frequent occurrence. A few quick facts: 10% of adults (and 22% of the elderly) have insomnia Read more…
Should I Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? - Everyone knows that aspirin protects against heart disease, right? Well, it turns out that aspirin may only protect some people from heart disease, and for others, it can actually slightly increase the risk of heart disease. Read more…

 

 



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