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Is IBS genetic? Targeted solutions, based on your genes

There are multiple causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and genetics can definitely play a role in IBS symptoms. Pinpointing your genetic cause may help you to figure out the right solution for you. (Member’s article)

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Genetic links to infertility for women

Your genes may be playing a role in your infertility — and knowing which genetic variants you carry may help you figure out solutions to try.

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Using your genetic raw data file to optimize your health

So you decided to find out about your ancestry with 23andMe, MyHeritage, AncestryDNA… Knowing your ancestry is just the beginning! These ancestry testing companies also give you access to your raw genetic data. Best of all, it is the same raw data file whether you buy the more expensive versions or the cheapest option. Combine that genetic data with the latest genetics research, and you have a gold mine of priceless information! Genetic Lifehacks explains the genetic research and shows you how to apply it to your life. What is the best DNA test kit? If you have decided to test your DNA, you may be overwhelmed by all of the choices available today. You can find our quick reference guide that compares the well-known companies that offer DNA testing here. What can I do with my genetic raw data? You can use your genetic raw data file to: understand which chronic disease you are susceptible to learn which solutions may work better for you, based on your genes optimize your diet and overall healthy lifestyle in a targeted and personal … Read more

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23 and Me vs Ancestry: Accuracy

Wondering whether to go with an Ancestry.com or 23andMe kit? This is a quick, no-nonsense comparison between the two.

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 Optimize. There are 350+ in-depth articles explaining how your genes interact with health, nutrition, and your environment. Learn Each article starts with an explanation of the background science so that you can put your genetic data into context. You’ll go beyond the general stuff that most articles talk about so that you can actually understand the topic. Experiment: Every article includes evidence-based solutions or ‘lifehacks’ to apply based on your genes. Everyone is unique. You can choose what works for your situation. Optimize: Current health and genetics research is always included so you can fine-tune your supplements or lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life based on your individual genetic variants (SNPs). What Genetic Lifehacks does NOT do: Genetic Lifehacks is your guide to informed health decisions, not a … Read more

Asprin, Heart Disease Prevention, and Genetics

While large population studies show the benefits of aspirin, research shows that these heart-health benefits are dependent on your genes. Find out more and check your genetic raw data.

Detoxification: Phase I and Phase II Metabolism

Key takeaways: ~ Phase I and phase II detoxification are the primary ways your body eliminates toxins. ~ Genetic variants in these pathways affect how well you detoxify certain substances. Detoxification and Genetic Pathways: Your body is remarkably capable of ridding itself of harmful substances through complex detoxification pathways. In today’s world, we are all exposed to various toxicants (manufactured toxins) through pesticide residue, air pollution, skin care products, and medications. Additionally, our bodies break down and eliminate substances made and used within ourselves, as well as natural plant compounds. All of these processes rely on intricate systems in our bodies that metabolize and eliminate toxins. Many people have genetic variants that impact how medications and toxicants are broken down and eliminated. Our genes make us unique, and one difference between people is seen in the differences in the phase I and phase II detoxification pathway genes. Understanding where you have a genetic sensitivity — and then optimizing to avoid specific toxicants or drugs — is the key here. To better understand this process, let’s first explore how phase I … Read more

Genetic Lifehacks: Understand your genetic data

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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.

Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS3): Heart health, blood pressure, and healthy aging

Nitric Oxide Synthase is an important signaling molecule in the endothelium of our blood vessels. It has roles in the regulation of blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, brain health, and more. Genetic variants in nitric oxide genes are important for a healthy heart. Find out how your genes could play a part in the interactions with cardiovascular disease risk and blood pressure.

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.

Alzheimer’s Gene: Find your APOE type from your genetic raw data

The APOE gene variants are linked with the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Find out whether you carry the APOE risk type for Alzheimer’s – and learn what research shows about supplements and lifestyle changes to prevent this disease.

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.