Category Archives for Genetics

Obesity and Genetics (how to influence your genes)

People often complain that obesity and diabetes they suffer from are just a result of having bad genes and there is no way to get rid of it. Is that really so?Indeed, genes play a crucial role in the functioning of the body and can increase the risk of developing some diseases, including obesity and […]

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Genetics and Environment

How Your Environment Influences Your Genes

  Can You Control Your Genes Your genes are not your destiny, your environment influences your genes, but you can have a big influence on your environment. Do you want to find out how you can influence your genes? I have been getting a lot of questions lately from people who have done some genetic […]

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Genetics and Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular Disease and Genetics

Cardiovascular Disease and Genetics We all know that diet and lifestyle can influence our risk of heart disease, but how does that explain the “healthy” marathon runner dropping dead at 50, or the lifelong smoker living to 100!! Cardiovascular disease can be influenced by genetics, but there is a lot you can be in control […]

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The Cheapest Way To Get Your Genetics Tested

Research into genetics and how it affects our health is is accelerating at a huge rate, and the good news about this research is that we are more in control of our health than we originally thought. Many people have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, dementia, autoimmune conditions and many other illnesses but […]

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MTHFR and your health

What to do if you have MTHFR

 MTHFR and Methylation MTHFR and methylation are involved in many different functions in the body, here is a list from Dr. Ben Lynch’s website www.mthfr.net Turn on and off genes (gene regulation) Process chemical and toxins (biotransformation) Build neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine) Process hormones (estrogen) Build immune cells (T cells, NK cells) DNA and RNA […]

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What is MTHFR?

What is MTHFR? and how can it affect you? Not only is the name confusing but the gene and the enzyme it produces has the same name, and just to add to the confusion with the names a little more, this produces the final form of folate, known as 5-MTHF. This is the active form […]

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How your Genetics affects your health!

Your genes may affect your health (more importantly your lifestyle choices affect your genes!) How to interpret your 23andme health information Have you done a gene test through 23andme or another gene testing service and you want to find out what all of the health information means? Many people have heard of some genes like […]

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Genetics and weight loss

The Missing Link To Weight Loss – MTHFR

As seen on Today Tonight, Adelaide GP Dr. Peter Tunbridge believes that up to half of Australia’s population could be unknowingly carrying a genetic defect which can cause weight gain. “It’s called the MTHFR gene polymorphism and the actual problem that occurs is that these people can’t change naturally occurring folate or folic acid supplements, […]

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