Podcast: Brain Awareness Month and Genetic Testing

Podcast: Brain Awareness Month and Genetic Testing

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Check out the latest podcast from our founder, Alex Swanson, as he talks with Ladies Road Map about how genetic testing can help you become proactive to protect your brain. Click HERE to listen to the full podcast!...
Fermenting and Juicing to Get Your Folate Requirements

Fermenting and Juicing to Get Your Folate Requirements

Folate is a B-vitamin found highest in dark green vegetables, liver, fermented foods and drinks and certain fruits. DNA and RNA synthesis, DNA maintenance, methylation and healthy cell division are all dependant on folate status. Folate deficiency causes DNA...
Don’t Like Eggs? Here’s How to Get Enough Choline

Don’t Like Eggs? Here’s How to Get Enough Choline

Two of the most vital nutrients for healthy DNA expression are folate and choline. This is because they are major methyl donors for methylation, which means turning genes off and on without changing the DNA sequence. This process is the foundation of nutritional...
Dioxins and the BRCA Genes: What You Need to Know

Dioxins and the BRCA Genes: What You Need to Know

BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 are tumor suppressor genes that are tested by doctors to help determine breast and ovarian cancer risk that run in families that are typically estrogen negative. Mutations in the BRCA genes can cause a reduced ability to repair DNA double-strand...
The Epigenetic Effect of Community

The Epigenetic Effect of Community

In the book The Blue Zones, there are numerous examples of longevity explained by an epigenetic combination of diet, exercise, environment, community, and relationships. One story is about a man from Greece named Stamatis Moraitis, who came to the U.S after a gunshot...
Podcast: APOE4 & How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Podcast: APOE4 & How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more common in today’s world, with many of us knowing a loved one who has suffered from the disorder. However, nutrigenomics and epigenomics research have given us hope on how to approach Alzheimer’s by being...
The Difference Between Nutrition Genome and 23andme

The Difference Between Nutrition Genome and 23andme

  Nutrition Genome is a genetic testing company that focuses on diet and lifestyle solutions to optimize gene function based on your results. 23andme is an ancestry company that sells your data to 3rd parties for research purposes. If you are trying to decide between...
What is the ESR2 Gene?

What is the ESR2 Gene?

ESR2 codes for estrogen receptor beta (ER-β), one of two main types of estrogen receptor is activated by estrogen. Upon binding to 17-β-estradiol,  the encoded protein interact with specific DNA sequences to activate transcription. Phytoestrogens, ESR2, CYP1B1 and...
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...