Category Archives for Genes

Gluten and MTHFR

Gluten is ubiquitous in many processed foods of today, this should come as a concern, as it negatively affects some of us without ever knowing it is the cause. Individuals with gluten sensitivity and MTHFR can be dealt a double blow where the conditions of both symptoms may amplify each other. We will look at […]

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Folate or Folic?

You say folate, I say folic acid… let’s call the whole thing off?  Paraphrasing the famous lyrics may help us remember that similar sounding words may not always translate to the same molecules! Folate has become an umbrella term used interchangeably to describe different forms of the basic vitamin B9: it can be easy to […]

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Exercise and MTHFR

It is well known that exercise is good for us, it’s plain to see when we are provided with all the evidence of the benefits one can gain from regular exercise. Although exercise is mostly known for weight-loss, which plays a role in maintaining a healthy balanced life, it can provide us with so much […]

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Coffee Metabolism and Your Genes

Coffee is one of the world most popular drinks, one can find dozens of coffee shops in virtually every town or city. The reason for this is due to coffees’ many known health benefits and its stimulating effects. Coffee and its many chemical compounds have been found to decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Can Methylation affect Immune Function?

The immune system protects the body from external threats such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and chemicals. The key to the functioning of the immune system is its ability to differentiate between self (healthy tissue) and non-self. The immune system consists of several subsystems all working together as a unit to protect the body. It can […]

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Is MTHFR Related to Anaemia?

Anaemia is considered to be one of the most common blood conditions in the world. This condition relates to the abnormal or lack of functioning of red blood cells and its protein, haemoglobin. If there are any deficiencies in the production or functioning of red blood cells and haemoglobin, we can expect to see a […]

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Is Stress Making You Sick In The Gut?

Is Stress Making You Sick In The Gut Throughout our lives, we experience varied levels of stress that may cause harm to our health, especially in terms of gut function. Our mental health is essential in maintaining the body’s physiological functions; electrochemical imbalances may result, along with reduced gut capabilities. Intestinal bacteria are regulated by […]

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The Importance of Choline and Phospholipids in Your Diet

The Importance of Choline and Phospholipids in Your Diet Phospholipids, a vital component of all cells, are not only required for structural purpose in the lipid bilayer, but also prevents numerous diseases and general disorders at the cellular level. Our cells will be unable to function in the absence of phospholipids, or lack thereof. Phospholipids […]

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How to find out if you have the MTHFR gene mutation

How to find out if you have the MTHFR gene mutation? MTHFR is an essential enzyme involved in the metabolism of dietary folate and links the folate metabolism with the ‘homocysteine-methionine’ pathway. These pathways are important for optimal cellular functioning – synthesis of amino acids, proteins, lipids, DNA/RNA, gene switching, neurotransmitters, hormones, and immune function. […]

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Sterling’s App

Sterling’s App What is Sterlings App- Variant report? It is an application, which translates the raw data from 23andMe into detailed information about the effects of genetic variations – single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs – generating variant and excipient reports. Sterling’s App is Efficient It takes only 10 minutes and $30 USD dollars to get […]

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