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Vitamin D and Mood

Awhile back I was talking to a doctor about Vitamin D deficiency in regards to mood. Vitamin D is important in helping

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On Learning About Nutrition and DNA

Why am I studying Nutrition and Genetics? Because these are both areas that fascinate me, and I have personal stories

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Learning About Chromosomes and Family Trees

I am taking an online course in Personalized Medicine through Vanderbilt University’s Online Learning school. While that might seem a

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NAT1 and the Risk of Lung Cancer

NAT1 gene, located on Chromosome 8, deals with metabolizing certain drugs, carcinogens and…. smoke from cigarettes.  I have this gene, and

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I Have a Logo!

I love it! Take a look:   I am so very happy with the way this turned out. I can’t

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Starting My Business – GRLife Coming to Life

It’s starting to happen! It’s hard to express how happy this is all making me. GRLife is starting as its

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Athletes, Body Types and Genetics

Roughly two and a half years ago I joined a local CrossFit gym. In addition to CrossFit, they also have

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The DRD4 Gene and Risk Taking

Just a few moments after publishing my last article on adventurous eaters, I sat down with a cup of coffee

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Genealogy, Genes and Food

Awhile back I got interested in my family tree. I spent a few years utterly immersed in following my family’s

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The Case of the Adventurous Eater

Recently, I was reading a book that talked about how people use food to signify their identity. I find this

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