Alex Swanson M.S. | Nutrition Genome
What Genes Benefit the Most from Coffee?

What Genes Benefit the Most from Coffee?

The health benefits of coffee are well documented in numerous published studies. The positive actions are often due to polyphenols like chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and the diterpenes cafestol and kahweol, not necessarily the caffeine.  Many studies find a negative...
Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for APOE4?

Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for APOE4?

Over the last few years, a lot of interest and research has gone into the possibility that the ketogenic diet can be beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease prevention or treatment. We wanted to give you a review of what the current research says about...
How Does the APOE Gene Affect Fertility?

How Does the APOE Gene Affect Fertility?

APOE and Progesterone In the Nutrition Genome Report, there is a slider in the Hormone section for women called Progesterone and Fertility. APOE is a significant cholesterol precursor supplier to produce ovarian estrogen and progesterone. Women with at least one...
How the HFE and Tp53 Gene Affect Fertility

How the HFE and Tp53 Gene Affect Fertility

World Infertility Awareness Month is observed every June to increase awareness of infertility worldwide. This week we will look at two genes that are strongly correlated with environmental pressure: HFE and Tp53. The HFE Gene and Fertility  The human hemochromatosis...
How the MTHFR and PEMT Genes Affect Fertility

How the MTHFR and PEMT Genes Affect Fertility

World Infertility Awareness Month is celebrated every June to increase awareness of infertility worldwide. For week 2 of the series, we will be reviewing the research on folate metabolism, choline metabolism, and infertility. Review the MTHFR and PEMT Genes Variants...
How Toxins and Micronutrients Affect Fertility

How Toxins and Micronutrients Affect Fertility

Analyzing the Nutrition Genome Report for Infertility: World Infertility Awareness Month is celebrated every June to increase awareness of infertility worldwide. From 1960 to 2019, global fertility rates dropped more than 10 percent per decade and more than 50 percent...
Does Milk Cause Cognitive Decline?

Does Milk Cause Cognitive Decline?

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in May to increase the awareness of those struggling with mental health. Each week this month, we will be exploring how to use the Nutrition Genome Report to help your patients with their mental health.  Lactose and Genetics...
What is the Best Diet for APOE-e4?

What is the Best Diet for APOE-e4?

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in May to increase the awareness of those struggling with mental health. Each week this month, we will be exploring how to use the Nutrition Genome Report for mental health.  APOE is one of the most compelling genes due to...