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

Podcast: APOE4 & How to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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...