I've been researching celiac disease a ton over the past few days since getting my 23andme results back. It's a very confusing tangle of genes, but it looks like I'm heterozygous for the "celiac genes", both HLA-DQ2 (2.5, but not 2.2) and HLA-DQ8.... (more)
We are our genes, but our genes are not our fate. As a paleo community we tend to concern ourselves greatly with our natural heritage, our predispositions and our gene expressions. We are very interested in bringing out the best of what we are and... (more)
Anyone tried it? What is better NAC or gluthaionine? I found this interesting paper which supports supplementation with NAC and couple of other gluthaionine precursors: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17914184 Any APOE 4/4 who actually tried... (more)
Dear all! What do you think about creating the ultimate hacking thread for Apo-??4/??4 gene mutations to discuss practical real-life implications. What worked and what did not for cholesterol numbers and overall well-being in terms of lifestyle,... (more)
Did you learn something that lead to a significant change in your daily routine? Do you think your health will be even better now that you have this new information? Do you trust the results? Do you think the science is too young to be... (more)
Is this done through one's doctor, or is there a more accurate genetic testing method that one's doctor might not be aware of? Is there a lab out there that studies this particular genetic condition that also offers testing to the public? I am... (more)
You know those guys you see who are naturally muscular and barely lifts weights? How do you explain that? I kind of envy them. I have sucky genetics and have to work my ass off for every inch of muscle i gain. Thoughts?
Paleo is a wonderful notion - to emphasise the dietary practices that our bodies, due to evolution, are best suited to. This principle seems to work particularly well when compared with diet plans that are extremely unsuited to the expectations... (more)
I'm being hopeful... This is a long shot and I'm pretty sure nobody will answer...but is there anyone with NF out there who is on paleo? Do you think that it will help with any of the symptoms? Thanks in advance.
I know that strict paleo doesn't include grains, dairy or legumes. However, I think the majority of people here are flexible with what they eat. Butter and cream seem to be sacred gods on this site. I was wondering if I could do some sort of poll... (more)
Hi! Because of constipation, which is now better, my G.I specialist got me to take a blood test to see if I have celiac or not. The results were that I'm a carrier for Celiac disease but it came back negative. My aunt didnt develop properly... (more)
How much do you consider your family history (or gene testing, if you've done it) when making lifestyle decisions? For example, if you find out tomorrow that many of your older relatives had/have a particular cancer, would you begin to make... (more)
I have a question that has been on my mind for a while now, and I am wondering what some other people think of this. So, having been strict Paleo for over a year now, that is my choice, I know that. my Significant other, is a wonderfully... (more)
You probably are not looking for grounds upon which to sue 23andme, but... The word "actionable" means "affording grounds for legal action" and "violating principles of justice." I get that you mean something closer to: "Based on one's genome,... (more)
Hi! Who here legitimately forgets to eat? Or has less interest in food than people in general? I've had a brief history of overeating, but that was due to addictive foods on the S.A.D that I leeched onto after being through a long period of... (more)
I recently found out (from 23andme) that I am heterogeneous (one copy of the "bad" gene) for the MTHFR C677T polymorphism. This means that my body has reduced ability to convert folate into the active form of folate (5-methyltetrahydrafolate).... (more)
Loaded question I know, but this is a really interesting piece on DNA being changed by the foods we eat. We Incorporate Genetic Information From the Food We Eat, New Study Finds
I have a large family. I have always been very influential in my family, especially with my brothers and sisters. I am also the most fit and perceived as the most "healthy" (it's very difficult for me to say that at the moment) amongst my... (more)
Just got my 23andme data back -- would love to know what is the best way to get the most actionable data out of it. What should I look at that will let me make a change in my diet, lifestyle, fitness today? Anything? (more)
I've always wondered if the different levels in carb tolerance that we often see has anything to do with genetic differences that related to ethnicity. I, for example, am half Italian (mother born there) and half Jewish-Russian (perhaps Belarus;... (more)
Was wondering what the survival advantage could have been and came across this paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2917125/?tool=pubmed (full free text) From the abstract: "All humans are double knockouts. Humans lack the... (more)
Evolution didn't just stop with the invention of agriculture. Genetics have changed and there have been some genetic changes in response to agrarian foods. These genetic changes generally only affect a certain percentage of the population, often... (more)
Loren Cordain argues (without a citation) that the human genome has chagned only .02 percent in 40,0000 years. But other sources say that because of population growth, human genetics has changed much more rapidly in the last 5,000 years than the... (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Purple Wraath/Caffeine Stack? Focus
MUFAs How much is needed?