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Methylation: The Basics

For those who have had genetic testing done, or are interested in nutrigenomics, genomic medicine  or have MTHFR mutations, its helpful to understand an essential reaction called methylation. What is methylation? Simply put for the science minded, it is the transfer of a one carbon group.... Continue Reading

Eating For Your Genes

Sound scary? Targeted nutrition for your genes, is this possible? Are you imagining a taking a pill a-la Jetson’s - the futuristic method of getting nutrients? No, I’m talking whole foods! How to get the building blocks of healthy gene expression is also mostly achievable whilst working on your... Continue Reading

Why folic acid isn’t good for you.

Before we delve into the topic of folic acid and folates it's important to get the language correct. Folate is the term used which includes all types of folate including folic acid. Folic acid does not equal folate, but is a type of folate. Many people, including health professionals, will refer to... Continue Reading

4 reasons to consider genetic testing if you have anxiety or depression

Depression and anxiety are very common mood disorders. They affect many people in our culture particularly at this time of year in Canada. Treatment for anxiety and depression ranges from cognitive behavioural therapy to exercise to medication to herbal products and vitamins. For some these methods... Continue Reading

nutrigenomics – how your genes can give us clues to your health

We cannot change our genes, however we can (and do) alter the way our genes are expressed. This happens naturally through our interaction with the environment, our relationships, and through the nutrients we take in. As you can imagine there is continual research going into understanding this... Continue Reading