Let me introduce myself! My name is Debbie Moon, and I am fascinated by the connections between genes, diet, and health. I want to share that passion with you so that you can learn how to apply genetics to your diet and lifestyle decisions.
My undergraduate degree is in engineering, and I am almost finished with a master’s degree in biological sciences (one more semester to go!). So I’m combining a logical, engineering mindset in a biological systems approach to ‘hacking’ your health.
Over the years I have worked as a web developer, home educator, and high school STEM teacher. I’ve always been passionate about education and love to dig in and learn about a topic.
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 for me!
When I turned 40, I felt like I was getting old — tired every afternoon, brain fog, migraines, and other nagging health issues. I decided that ‘enough was enough’ and that it was time to apply some science to the problem.
Using the genetic data as a starting point, I figured out which food and supplements work for me — and why general nutrition advice really doesn’t work for everyone.
I started this website to share what I’m learning with others who are heading down this same path. I wanted to do it in a way that is free and accessible to everyone — without the biases of selling a line of supplements or pushing someone else’s products.
My articles are all 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 your body.
I hope you will join me on this journey towards engineering your optimal health.