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Familial Mediterranean Fever: Mimics fibromyalgia, arthritis, inflammation

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a genetic condition of inflammatory episodes that cause painful joints, pain in the abdomen, or pain in the chest. It is most often accompanied by a fever. FMF is often misdiagnosed as various pain-related conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, or gouty arthritis.

Understanding MTHFR Test Results

Unraveling MTHFR: A Comprehensive Guide The human body is a complex system, and understanding its intricacies can often seem like a daunting task. One such complexity lies in our genes, specifically the MTHFR gene. This gene, and the enzyme it produces, plays a crucial role in our health. However, mutations … Read more


Tyramine Intolerance: Metabolism of tyramine

Tyramine intolerance happens when you can’t break it down. Too much tyramine can lead to a hypertensive crisis. Learn more and check your genetic raw data for results.

Luteolin: Antihistamine, Memory, and Brain Fog

New research suggests the benefits of luteolin (a flavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, and herbs) may include anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

FTO is more than just an obesity gene

FTO and m6A methylation: From COVID to Cancer to Obesity

The initial research on the FTO gene was all about how it relates to increased BMI and increased fat cell creation. More recently, researchers discovered that FTO is an m6A eraser that removes methyl groups from mRNA. This discovery has opened up huge avenues of research on topics from cancer to immune response to heart disease.

Dopamine Receptor 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.

Will you go bald? Genetics and hair loss

What causes male pattern baldness? A combination of genetics, nutrition, and environmental toxins come together to form the risk factors for baldness. But genetics really seems to rule the roost here.

Melatonin: Key to Health and Longevity

More than just a sleep hormone, melatonin is at the heart of many health topics. Your genetic variants play a big role in the production of melatonin. Learn how your lifestyle and diet interact with your melatonin-related genes.

Nicotinamide Riboside and NMN: Boosting NAD+ in Aging

Explore the research about how nicotinamide riboside (NR) and NMN are being used to reverse aging. Learn about how your genes naturally affect your NAD+ levels and how this interacts with the aging process.

Estrogen: How it is made and how we get rid of it

Estrogen – from how much is made to how it is broken down – is dependent on both genetics and lifestyle factors and affects both men and women. This article explains how estrogen is made, how it is eliminated from the body, which genes are involved, and how this influences the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and fibroids.

Ancestry DNA: Free tools for your raw data

Love what you’ve learned from your AncestryDNA data, but wanting to go further? Download your AncestryDNA raw data file and learn about your health, traits, nutrition, and more. Here’s how to get started learning from your AncestryDNA raw data:  Step 1) Log in to AncestryDNA here.  Step 2) Go to … Read more

Newsletter Confirmation

Thanks for signing up for the Genetic Lifehacks Newsletter! You should receive an  email every week (or so) with updates, interesting articles, and the latest health research news. Be sure to add to your whitelist. Meanwhile, get started on learning more about your genes. Here are a few places … Read more

Videos: Quick Overviews of Using Your Genetic Data

Tutorial on how to download your raw DNA file from AncestryDNA: Check out the Genetic Lifehack’s YouTube channel and subscribe for updates.   A quick tutorial on how to locate your genotypes when reading our articles. By following a few easy steps, you will quickly discover how to relate the … Read more

Tools to use with your 23 and Me or AncestryDNA raw data

There is a ton of information hidden in your genetic raw data file. You can learn about which foods to eat, mood issues, health conditions, nutrient interactions, and much more. But….  There are also a lot of scammy websites out there wanting access to your private genetic data. Learn how … Read more

What is Genetic Lifehacks?

My goal is to help you understand how to make the necessary changes to solve a health challenge or customize your diet for optimal health-all based on your genes. You can use raw genetic data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, etc. Genetic Lifehacks focuses on three key strategies: Learn, Experiment, and … Read more

Printable Resources

Sometimes you just need to print out and hold on to information… I get it. To help you out, I’ve created several printable resources to go along with Genetic Lifehacks articles. Supplements tracker Have you ever started taking a supplement and later can’t remember what it is supposed to do? … Read more