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COMT neurotransmitter levels

COMT Gene: Neurotransmitter levels and estrogen metabolism.

Wondering why your neurotransmitters are out of balance? It could be due to your COMT genetic variants. The COMT gene codes for the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase which breaks down (metabolizes) the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.

Dopamine SNPs: Addiction, Mood, ADHD, and Schizophrenia

Dopamine is a powerful player in our cognitive function – impacting mood, movement, and motivation. Genetic variants in the dopamine receptors influence addiction, ADHD, neurological diseases, depression, psychosis, and aggression.

Use your genetic data for biohacking

One more tool to add to that biohacking toolbox is utilizing your genetic data. You can easily use your genes to determine which biohacks are more likely to be effective for you.

Factor V Leiden Gene: Increased risk of blood clots

The factor V Leiden genetic mutation significantly increases the lifetime risk of blood clots. Check your genetic data to see if you carry this mutation – and then learn to recognize the symptoms of blood clots.

Twins: Genetic SNPs that Increase the Odds of Having Twins

Twins tend to ‘run in families’, which is a colloquial way of saying that there is a hereditary component that increases the likelihood of having twins. Check your genetic data (women only :-) to see if you are more likely to have twins.

MTR and MTRR Genes: Methylation cycle and the need for Vitamin B12

This article explains where the MTR and MTRR genes fit within the methylation cycle. I’ll show you how to check your 23andMe or AncestryDNA raw data for the MTR and MTRR SNPs, and then explain how to optimize your diet for these variants.

Methylation Cycle Topic Summary

Utilize our Methylation Cycle Topic Summary Reports with your 23andMe or AncestryDNA genetic data to see which articles may be most relevant to you. These summaries are attempting to distill the complex information down into just a few words. Please see the linked articles for details and complete references. (Member’s article)

Nutrigenomics: Use your 23 and Me data

A list of focused articles on nutrigenomics looking into background science, research studies, and related genetic variants.

DHEA and weight

DHEA and Your Weight

DHEA is a hormone that does a lot in the body – including influencing muscle mass and weight. This quick article examines just one aspect of DHEA: how it affects our weight. But the genetic variants included here also impact other impacts of DHEA in the body.

Low Histamine Salsa Recipe

On a low histamine diet and craving salsa and tortilla chips? Here is a quick recipe for a low histamine salsa using roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes.