Liver Detox Genes – Cytochrome P450

This is the first in what will (hopefully!) be a good series of posts on genetics, liver function, and detoxification. In reading natural health blogs, the buzzwords these days always seem to include ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’.  There is a lot of general talk about…

Low Histamine Mint Shake

Not only is this shake low in histamines, but it is an excellent source of luteolin, a mast cell stabilizer.  So for anyone wanting a delicious, summery desert option, grab your blender and some ice cream.   I added some pea shoots for an…

Hemochromatosis – Genes involved

Hemochromatosis is a fairly common genetic disease that causes iron to build up in the body. Knowing that you carry the genetic variants for hemochromatosis can literally add years to your life since you can prevent the buildup of iron through giving blood. This…

Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype

One very important gene that has been very well researched for Alzheimer’s disease is the APOE gene. This gene is involved in carrying cholesterol and other fats in your bloodstream, and a common variant of the gene is linked to a higher risk of…

Are you a non-secretor? How to check your secretor status on 23andMe or AncestryDNA

Your genes control the species of bacteria that live in your gut microbiome. And your gut microbiome can help defend against — or make you vulnerable to — chronic diseases. A genetic variant in the FUT2 gene controls whether or not you secrete your…