The 'Perfect' Diet Myth

Lately, I've started to wonder if the discussion of food has become more of a taboo topic than even religion or politics. Debating the merits of a particular dietary regime has become a world-wide obsession, fueled by the media, the ever increasing amounts of health bloggers and the public's need to find and follow a particular diet & lifestyle 'guru'. What is the best diet for humans? This question will probably never be answered conclusively, for a very simple reason- we are all biochemically and genetically unique! The 'perfect' diet is the one that suits you best. It's a diet that makes you feel great and that you are able to back up with blood test results to prove your biomarkers are i

Is Epigenetics the future of medicine?

Up until fairly recently it was believed that our genetic code was set in stone and that there was nothing we could do about the hand we had been dealt. However we now know that while our DNA structure affects every aspect of our health and fertility as well as the health of our future offspring, we have more control over how our genes are expressed than was previously believed. So what we can do to control our fate? Learn about epigenetics and the impact that our dietary and lifestyle choices have on our genetic roadmap. What does the term Epigenetics mean? The term 'epigenetics' refers to the way in which our genes can be modified, without actually changing their genetic sequence. Epigenet

The truth about Folic Acid

Like most women who are trying to conceive or who are already pregnant you are probably very familiar with folic acid and the important role it has to play in pregnancy. The standard medical advice is that women of child bearing age should supplement with at least 400mcg of Folic acid per day in case of pregnancy. This is to protect the potential baby from suffering neural tube defects such as spina bifida or anencephaly. Are you familiar with these folic acid facts? - Folic acid is not bioavailable to the body, only folate present in green vegetables or methylfolate in supplement form may be used by the body without requiring further conversion. - 40-60% of women and men carry a genetic var

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