Your Drinking Genes: How well does your body break down alcohol?

Alcohol…  People have been imbibing beer and wine for millennia, enjoying alcohol ever since someone discovered the altered sensations from fermented fruits and grains. In fact, archeologists recently announced the discovery of an Egyptian brewery from the time of the great pyramid. Does anyone…

Leptin Receptors: Genetics and Hunger

Do you wonder why other people don’t seem to struggle with wanting to eat more? Ever wished your body could just naturally know that it has had enough food and turn off the desire to eat? It could be that you carry a genetic variant…

Berberine: Research, Absorption, and Genetics

Berberine is a supplement that I’ve written about as a ‘Lifehack’ in a number of different articles. It is a natural compound with some amazing research on it in animal and cell studies, and it seems to be almost unbelievable. The drawback is poor…

CBD Oil and Your Genes: Will it work for you?

CBD oil is the hottest new health hack for everything from anxiety to pain to cancer — according to the marketing geniuses.  While my skeptical side tends to go ‘pshaw…‘ when I see some of the claims, there is actually some really interesting research…

CBS Genetic Variants: Should you eat a low sulfur diet?

When you start to learn about the methylation cycle, it is easy to jump on board with whatever is being parroted by the experts who have pretty websites (and supplements to sell you). This was true for me too, when first learning about genetics…

The cheese effect and your genes: tyramine intolerance

Subtitled: Let’s all try not to have a heart attack this Christmas! Let me set the scene: You’re gathered ’round on Christmas Eve for a get together with all of your family, having traveled from far and wide. Your uncle brings his “special family…

Do you wake up at 4am?

Do you wake up at 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning? Unable to fall back to sleep –or even worse, to fall back to sleep an hour before you need to get up? This article is about genetic variants that are linked to early…

Mediterranean Diet and Your Genes

This website is all about how your genes make a difference in your body’s response to dietary choices.  Some people are awesome at breaking down dietary carbohydrates; others are champs at converting carrots into vitamin A. But a recent study pointed out not only…

How do 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. This article investigates testosterone and the genetic variants that influence your natural “T” levels. Testosterone: In men, low serum testosterone levels…