nutrition

Iron: Is Supplementing Dangerous For Your Genes?

Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What is Iron? Iron is an essential mineral for blood production that helps move oxygen through the body.…

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A Longer Lifespan and Healthy Aging May be in Your Genes!

What is FOXO3? Forkhead box O3 protein (FOXO3) helps regulate genes involved in DNA repair, tumor suppression, immune function, and resistance to oxidative stress, among other things. Some variants of FOXO3 are associated with a longer and healthier life. [1,2] What does FOXO3 have to do with longevity? Oxidative stress occurs when there is an…

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Vitamin B12: Why You Should Care Even if You Eat Meat

Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an essential, water-soluble micronutrient required by the human body…

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Coffee: Should You be Drinking it Based on Your Genes?

Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What do genes have to do with coffee? Did you ever wonder why some people prefer very dark…

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Nutrigenetics: What Food Does Your DNA Crave?

Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road*. What is Nutrigenetics? In a previous blog post we discussed nutrigenomics, or how the nutrients in food affect…

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