Alex Swanson M.S. | Nutrition Genome
How to Use Adaptogens to Enhance Your Genetics

How to Use Adaptogens to Enhance Your Genetics

Evidence of human adaptation can be found up and down the genome; a unique tapestry of collected stories and struggles of your ancestors over thousands of years. Whether your ancestors adapted to dairy consumption 4,000 years ago, a higher carbohydrate intake from...
Can DNA-Based Nutrition Testing Help Infertility?

Can DNA-Based Nutrition Testing Help Infertility?

Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of trying. For the last few decades, the rate of infertility in the United States has increased. It has been estimated that between 16 and 25% of all couples have serious difficulty...
The Epigenetic Diet that Reduces Aging

The Epigenetic Diet that Reduces Aging

A study published in April of 2021 set out to prove that epigenetic interventions – including diet, sleep, exercise, and breathing exercises – could reduce the DNA methylation clock (DNAmAge) that has been found to predict all-cause mortality and multiple...
The Symptoms and Solutions to Low and High Estrogen

The Symptoms and Solutions to Low and High Estrogen

Estrogen and progesterone have tremendous influence over numerous physiological actions. One of the most common associations with imbalanced hormones is the effect on mood. This can be debilitating for some women when their hormones are bouncing between extremes. You...
Are You Genetically Suited for Your Climate?

Are You Genetically Suited for Your Climate?

When people decide on a place to live, what is one of the most influential factors? Weather. Does it get too cold? Too hot? Too humid? Does it rain too much? How many days of sunshine?  Our DNA has been heavily designed by the environments our ancestors have lived in...
The Latest Nutrigenomic Research on COVID-19

The Latest Nutrigenomic Research on COVID-19

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alejandra Carrasco, MD nourishmedicine.com Since March of 2020, the research on SARS-CoV-2 and the illness caused by it – COVID-19 – has been getting published at an accelerated rate. Nutrition Genome has been monitoring all of...
The Genetics of Joy, Stress and Socialization

The Genetics of Joy, Stress and Socialization

Over the past few months, there has been a spectrum of adaptations that have changed our way of life. This may have increased stress, restricted our ability to interact with our friends and family, and reduced joy in our lives. It is a time where we have to make a...
Genetics, Blood Pressure and COVID-19

Genetics, Blood Pressure and COVID-19

High blood pressure is considered one of the significant pre-existing symptoms in regards to COVID-19 severity, along with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In Wuhan, China, early data found that the overall...