23andme Eliminates Many Genes with New V5 Chip

23andme Eliminates Many Genes with New V5 Chip

23andme Changes to V5 Chip Just recently, 23andme changed to a V5 chip for DNA sequencing. They have not released an official statement yet for why they made this change, but what we do know is that the new DNA data file does not include many of the genes that were...
Glutamate’s Role in Depression and Anxiety

Glutamate’s Role in Depression and Anxiety

Mental Health and the Modern Age  According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Approximately 300 million suffer from depression, with more women affected than men. Glutamate: The Ignored Neurotransmitter for...
Genetic Mutations and Sun Protection

Genetic Mutations and Sun Protection

The sun is viewed by humans through a duality lens as both necessary for life, energy, and happiness, but also something that can be dangerous. We need our vitamin D and serotonin boost, but too much may promote skin cancer. At some point in the evolutionary timeline,...
Diet and Lifestyle Strategies for APOE

Diet and Lifestyle Strategies for APOE

APOE Gene Added to the Nutrition Genome Report Recently, the FDA gave 23andme the approval to tell people their APOE gene variant that is associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I have received requests from practitioners to add this gene to the...
How Cold Water Can Positively Influence Your Genes

How Cold Water Can Positively Influence Your Genes

The Impressive Research of Cold Therapy In the beginning of March, I randomly picked up a book called What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength. Little did I know that this...