Saturated Fat and Your Genes

There has been a decades-long debate about which type of fat is best: saturated fat vs polyunsaturated fat. It may depend on your genes as to which answer is right for you. Learn more about this debate and find out how your genes play a part.

Ancestral Diet: Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Impact the FADS1 gene

We all vary in how well we convert the plant-based omega-3 oils into the DHA and EPA that our body needs. Some people are really poor at this conversion and thus should either eat more fish or consider taking a DHA / EPA supplement. Learn more about how your variants might affect your health.

Green Smoothie Genes: Oxalates, Kidney Stones, Joint Pain

Green smoothies have been a health fad for quite a while now, but these health drinks can be a double-edged sword for some people due to the high oxalate content. Find out if you are genetically prone to kidney stones and what to do about it. (Member’s article)

Mushroom intolerance genes

Mushroom intolerance: Ergothioneine and the OCTN1 gene

Mushrooms contain a healthy antioxidant called ergothioneine. But for people with a SLC22A4 genetic variant, this antioxidant can be too much of a good thing, leading to intestinal problems. Check your genetic data to see if you carry this mushroom intolerance variant.

CBS Gene Variants and Low Sulfur Diet

Some clinicians recommend a low sulfur diet for people with CBS mutations. Find out what the research shows – and why that recommendation is not backed up. (Member’s article)

Is intermittent fasting right for you?

Intermittent fasting and ketosis have a lot of benefits, but they may not be right for you. Your genes play a role in how you feel when fasting. Learn more on how this new trend might or might not be a good fit for you. (Member’s article)

Mediterranean Diet and Your Genes

A study looked at the interaction between a Mediterranean diet, genetics, and metabolic syndrome. Find out if a Mediterranean diet would work well for you. (Member’s article)

Shining Genetic Light on Your Vitamin D Levels

Your vitamin D levels are impacted by sun exposure and your genes. Learn more about how vitamin D is made in the body and how your genetic variants impact your levels. (Member’s article)

Lactose Intolerance Genes

Your genes control whether you are likely to produce lactase as an adult. Check your 23andMe or other genetic data to see if you are likely to enjoy a big glass of milk.

Carbohydrate metabolism: Genetics, Insulin, and Carbs

Genetic variations play a role in how people react to carbohydrates in the diet. Learn about a few genes that affect insulin or glucose levels based on carbohydrate consumption. Use your genetic raw data and discover how your body handles carbohydrates.

Coffee: Is it right for your genes?

Wondering how your genes influence your reaction to coffee? Find out if you will benefit from drinking coffee and how this interacts with your genes. (Member’s article)

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.

Vitamin E gene

Vitamin E, Genetics, and Inflammation

Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is often promoted to prevent cardiovascular disease and LDL cholesterol oxidation. New research shows a genetic component to whether a person benefits from supplementation. Find out more by checking your genetic data.

The Link Between Vitamin D, MS, and Your Genes

Is there a link between Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis (MS)? Many researchers are speculating a connection. Learn more about the research and check your own 23andMe and AncestryDNA data.