Understand your genetic data and optimize your health and diet.

Genetic Lifehacks makes it simple to use your genetic data to learn about health and wellness, using your existing data from 23&Me, AncestryDNA, and more.

Discover your risks, learn about research-backed solutions, and find out your best diet, supplement, and lifestyle options.

Join me on the journey of optimizing health using research-backed solutions. Membership allows you to see your genes in each article (and much more!).

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Vitamins and Foods: Nutrigenomics

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Disease Prevention: Genetic Guides
  • Lymphedema: Causes and Genetic Pathways
    Lymphedema can be caused by various factors such as a traumatic injury, genetics, or even cancer. Discover how your genetics influence the risk of developing the condition.
  • Are Cold Sores Genetic? Who gets them and why
    While many people carry the HSV virus, only about 30% will get cold sores. Genetics is one reason.
  • Chronic Lyme: Genetic Susceptibility
    The interesting thing about Lyme disease is that the genetic variants you carry impact both how the disease affects you and how well antibiotics work for you. Learn whether your genetic variants are linked to post-treatment Lyme disease symptoms such as joint pain. (Member’s article)

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Mood and Brain Genes

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Longevity and Health Aging

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Explore by Topic:

Over 380 articles explaining genetics, health, longevity, and optimization:

Popular search terms: Histamine, MTHFR, Depression, COMT

Fertility & Pregnancy

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Metabolic Health Genes

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Detoxification & Medications
  • Glyphosate Exposure: Genetics and the Impact on Our Health
    Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Round-Up. A recent study showed that people with CYP1A1 genetic variants are more likely to have problems with acetylcholinesterase inhibition from glyphosate.
  • Detoxifying Phthalates: Genes 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.
  • CYP2B6: Genetic variants impacting medication reactions
    The CYP2B6 enzyme is part of the body’s first line of defense in detoxifying and breaking down certain and important for metabolizing several medications. Genetic variants of this enzyme can either speed up or slow down its function.

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Inflammation and Immune Response:

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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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Supplements & Genes

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Methylation Cycle Genes
  • 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.
  • CBS Gene Variants and Low Sulfur Diet
    Some clinicians recommend a low sulfur diet for people with CBS mutations. Find out what the research shows – and why that recommendation is not backed up. (Member’s article)

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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