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We know that genetics can be confusing and hard to understand. That’s why we strive to make it as simple as possible. We believe in the future of genetics and that the key to an optimized lifestyle lies within our genes. Making this information accessible to everyone is our aspiration.

 

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nutrition, vitamins

Are you getting enough vitamin b12

By Anna Vu on May 12, 2017 -

nutrition, vitamins

For all the vegetarians or vegans out there, you’re probably wondering if you’re getting enough vitamin B12, since sources of vitamin B12 can only be found in animal products or supplements. However, there are ways to find out if you have vitamin B12 deficiency. One of them is through your genes. But first, let’s go through what exactly vitamin B12 is and why we need it.

nutrition, iron

Do I need more iron in my diet?

By Anna Vu on May 12, 2017 -

nutrition, iron

Are you experiencing dizziness, extreme fatigue, or increased heart rate, which affect your job performance or work out? Then you might need to pump up your iron levels. But, let’s look at why iron is so important for your body.

nutrition, gluten intolerance

Are You Gluten Intolerant?

By Anna Vu on May 3, 2017 -

nutrition, gluten intolerance

Did you notice that a lot more people are becoming gluten intolerant? First, let’s be clear about what gluten is. Gluten is the general name for two proteins (gliadin and glutenin) that can be found in whole grains like wheat, rye and barley. Gluten acts to maintain the shape of these grains, like a glue holding them together, which is where the name comes from.

nutrition, carbohydrate sensitivity

8 signs that show you are carbohydrate-sensitive

How often does our brain tell us to eat healthy but we end up treating ourselves with sugary snacks? Oh, if only we could eat what we want and maintain the same body weight. It would be a dream come true! But life is not fair. Especially when it comes to eating. If you belong to the privileged group of lean people, you can easily get away with eating pretty much anything you want, while the rest of the common mortals are destined to look at an ice-cream and at one lick, turn into a ball.

nutrition, lactose intolerant

How to know if you are lactose intolerant

By Vanessa Santos on March 15, 2017 -

nutrition, lactose intolerant

  Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy products. Most people have an enzyme (known as lactase) in the small intestine which breaks down the lactose. The body will absorb and use these sugars for energy with the help of this enzyme.

nutrition, irritable bowel syndrome

Am I predisposed to having Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS describes a pattern of constant abdominal pain causing gastrointestinal symptoms like increased gas, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and intestinal cramps. People experiencing frequent abdominal pain normally have visceral hypersensitivity in the sensory nerve endings of the intestinal wall, meaning that these people might feel strong reactions to food ingestion, like stretching of the intestine during and after a meal. Around 10% of the world’s population is predisposed to having irritable bowel syndrome, being more common in women than in men.

coffee, nutrition

Do I have a high sensitivity to coffee?

By Vanessa Santos on March 15, 2017 -

coffee, nutrition

Coffee is one of the most consumed psychoactive drinks in the world, being the second most sought commodity ahead of natural gas, gold, brent oil, sugar and corn. Such popularity comes from it’s power to enhance mood, promote wakefulness and produce stimulatory effects. Despite coffee’s widespread consumption, little is understood about how genetics affects its use, response and caffeine’s long-term effects.

fats, nutrition

Does my body need more good fats?

By Vanessa Santos on March 15, 2017 -

fats, nutrition

The first thing to know about fat is that it is an absolutely necessary part of our diet, as it is a source of energy and our body can’t manufacture it on its own. So, we need fat to function correctly. The secret (and challenge) is to consume the correct quantities of good fats.

fats, nutrition

Don't Fear Fats - At least not all of them

By Philipp Schwoerer on March 1, 2017 -

fats, nutrition

Fat. It’s one of the words that seems to only have negative connotations. When we talk to our friends about fatty food we normally mean unhealthy food. Think French fries, burgers and fried noodles. When it comes to the food we eat, not all fats are the same. There are some unhealthy or bad fats but there are also some fats that are important for your body. In a nutshell: not all dietary fats are evil, so don’t fear fats.