Category Archives for Genes

How to best understand your genetics

Genetics is about studying how the genes are passed down from parents to their children. These genes are not only responsible for expressing specific traits in the child, such as physique, hair colour, eye colour, complexion and so on but also carry the risk of diseases from parents.1 We often assume that the genes are […]

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How do you know if you have a methylation problem?

Methylation can be defined as a vital biochemical process which is required for the proper functioning of our body. It involves the addition of a methyl group to a molecule which acts as a biological switch for certain activities like energy production, detoxification, DNA repair, regulation of gene expression, detoxification and synthesis of several neurotransmitters. […]

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Homocysteine: What is it and how is it related to disease?

Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulphur-containing amino acid, which is derived during methionine metabolism and this is  the only way it is produced in the body. An enzyme, S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) synthetase, catalyses this process and is also a methyl donor for the synthesis of different compounds, such as proteins, nucleic acids and polyamines. Therefore it’s essential […]

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Key toxins that affect our biochemistry

Toxins are the poisonous substances which, when introduced into the body of any organism can cause adverse effects or disturbances in the body. Various toxins which are freely available in the environment are known to cause several toxic effects on our body. These are also known as xenobiotics. As stated by WHO (World Health Organisation), […]

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MTHFR Gene Health

What is the MTHFR gene health, and why does it matter? It means that the more you look after your diet, lifestyle, sleep, stress, toxins and do exercise, the more healthy your genes are. Just because you have a genetic change, it doesn’t mean there is a problem. However, the more stress you have, the […]

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Health Tips for MTHFR

Living a normal life unhindered by an MTHFR deficiency is very attainable and prevention is definitely the best course of action. Making the changes recommended in this article are important so you can optimize your folate levels and minimize the effects that the environment may have on the expression of the gene. Remember that you […]

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How Camping Can Improve Your Sleep

Our Environments Are Artificial In today’s age our environments are almost completely artificial, we have artificial light, artificial environments, artificial food (think packaged and fast foods), and artificial sleeping schedules. Our ancestors were not exposed to artificial light all day long. Our ancestors evolved to sleep and wake up with cycles of the sun, and […]

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